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Eamon Dunphy Attacks ‘Hypocrite’ Roy Keane For José Mourinho Criticism

Roy Keane made headlines on Friday morning when comments he made criticising Manchester United manager José Mourinho began circulating like wildfire across the internet.

Keane took exception to Mourinho’s complaint regarding fixture congestion having seen his side grind out a 2-1 aggregate win against Rostov in the last sixteen of the Europa League.

While Keane’s comments have been divisive (as anything involving polarising characters such as Mourinho and the former Man United captain generally are), Eamon Dunphy has made it very clear which side of the coin he falls down on.

The RTE pundit, no stranger to the odd outspoken comment himself, took aim at the supposed hypocrisy of “rent-a-quote” Keane in a series of tweets published via the account of his podcast The Stand.

While there is a minor chance that the tweets didn’t come directly from Dunphy himself, the fact that the handle is “@Dunphy_Official” suggests that they are indeed the thoughts of the former Millwall and Shamrock Rovers midfielder.

21 Apr 2001: Roy Keane of Manchester United shouts at Alf Inge Haaland of Manchester City following his red card during the FA Carling Premiership match played at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

Dunphy, having ghostwritten Keane’s first autobiography in 2002, famously fell out with the current Ireland assistant manager over Keane’s belief that Dunphy “hung him out to dry” in relation to comments made about the now-infamous revenge foul on then-Man City player Alfie Haaland, a wound which was re-opened following the publication of Keane’s second book in 2014.

Evidently, there is still no love lost between the two, and expect Dunphy to elaborate further in his next newspaper column.

Author: The PA Team

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