Angel Di Maria has not come in for criticism from Roy Keane over his proposed move from Manchester United to Paris Saint-German.
A quote has been circulating around social media supposedly attributed to Keane on the Argentinian midfielder.
Apparently, Keane said:
It’s not a football move, it’s a lifestyle move. It tells me the player is weak and his wife runs his life.
Strong stuff from Keane – or so we all thought.
The former Manchester United captain hasn’t actually had his say on Di Maria’s move away from the club as far as we know.
What we do know is that the above words did come from Keane’s mouth – but it wasn’t recently and he definitely wasn’t talking about the unsettled former Real Madrid star.
Instead, it came in 2007 when Keane was manager of Sunderland and had just missed out on signing former Tottenham frontman Mido.
Although the Egyptian striker ignored the Black Cats in favour of a switch to Middlesbrough, Keane launched into a tirade about players being dictated to by their wives which you can read in full here.
And that’s where the quote comes from.
As for Di Maria, we’re not sure what Keane would have to say. But given the Argentine midfielder has already proven his worth with Benfica, Real Madrid and his national team, we’d be surprised if he came in for much stick.