Roy Keane ‘set for reunion’ at Man Utd vs Liverpool after heated exchange


Roy Keane will reportedly renew his feud with former Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness when Manchester United host Liverpool in a historic FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday. The bitter north-west rivalry will clash for the first time at this stage of the famous competition at Old Trafford, knowing a trip to Wembley awaits the victor.

Scheduled to kick off at 3:30pm, United and Liverpool’s latest meeting will be shown live on ITV, for whom Keane does punditry work alongside his Sky gig.

The outspoken Irishman was part of the broadcaster’s coverage at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and became embroiled in a memorable exchange with Souness during the group stage.

Souness – a Liverpool and Rangers icon – joined Keane – a United legend who also played for Celtic – to analyse eventual champions Argentina’s shock 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium.

Argentina led 1-0 at half-time through Lionel Messi’s 10th-minute penalty, awarded after a VAR review. Keane believed it was the incorrect decision but Souness disagreed and stood firm on his stance.

It led to a heated debate between the pair, during which Souness accused Keane of not listening to presenter Laura Woods, who was trying to explain FIFA’s rules.

The former was a regular alongside the likes of Keane, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage before leaving after 15 years last year.

But the 70-year-old Scotsman confirmed he was “open for business” after his departure, and the Mail report that he will be alongside Keane for United vs Liverpool this weekend.

Ian Wright will join Keane by moving across from Sky to complete the punditry team after he was praised for his insight alongside Carragher on Monday Night Football this week.

Souness was back on TV screens in September for Channel 4’s coverage of England’s 3-1 victory over Scotland in the 150th anniversary match at Hampden Park.

The report adds that ITV’s coverage of Sunday’s blockbuster FA Cup contest will be presented by Mark Pougatch and helmed by BAFTA award-winning director Paul McNamara.

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