On this day in 2005, Manchester United legend Roy Keane buried his final goal for the club and plenty of Red Devils still haven’t forgotten about the former Irish international.
Taking care of a deflection from a corner, Keane took the ball away from a helpless Southampton defender and lashed a stunning screamer into the back of the net. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side went on to beat Newcastle United 4-1 in the FA Cup semi-finals before losing to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium on penalties (Transfermarkt).
‘Keano’ lined up against the Saints 20 times in his career overall, scoring 4 goals and winning 15 games. The United great won an astonishing 7 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League trophy and 4 FA Cups during his time at Old Trafford (Transfermarkt).
Naturally many United fans have tweeted their reactions to the club legend’s final goal after a video of the game was posted online, with one fan claiming the Irishman is the “best all round midfielder ever.”
Take a peek at some of the best responses so far…
Scroll through some of the best reactions we could find on Twitter…
Best all round midfielder ever. #keano
— klipo81 (@KristanHowells) March 12, 2020
I hope he would return to the dressing room someday to knock Lingard and Pereira out of the club
— SmalldiniSZN (@SmalldiniSzn) March 12, 2020
My favourite United player 😊 it’s just a shame the way he left the club 😢 a true legend
— vicki (@vicki_ingham) March 12, 2020
— Callum Rushton (@RUSHT0N) March 12, 2020
— OG_Chox_Wan-Bissaka29 (@chox_og) March 12, 2020
And what a banger, pure instict!!!
— Stuart Coady ☘️☘️ (@StuartCoady2) March 12, 2020
— Timothy Shamoon (@timshamoon) March 12, 2020
United fans, do you think Roy Keane is the best midfielder Old Trafford has ever seen? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below!
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