Roy Keane calls Erling Haaland 'spoilt brat' as Manchester City feud continues to heat up

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Roy Keane has continued his feud with Erling Haaland -Credit:(Image: Sky Sports)

Roy Keane, the Manchester United icon, has reignited his feud with Erling Haaland by labelling the Manchester City star as a "spoiled brat". This comes after Haaland's four-goal response to being called a 'League Two player' by Keane.

Keane said on Sky Sports: "We saw Erling Haaland yesterday being brought off, not too happy, behaving like a spoilt brat. "But because Man City win the game and he scores goals, it's almost forgotten about.."

Keane's comments come after Haaland hit back at the Old Trafford legend following City's 5-1 defeat of Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening. Haaland netted four times in a convincing win for Pep Guardiola's side as they continue their hunt for a fourth successive Premier League title.

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"I don't care about that man," Haaland said when quizzed by the broadcaster ViaPlay for his thoughts on Keane. Haaland is now four goals clear of Cole Palmer in the race for the Golden Boot, but it hasn't always been plain sailing for the Norwegian this season.

He struggled against fellow title challengers Arsenal at the end of March, leading to Keane's outburst. “The levels of his general play are so poor," he said.

"He has to improve that. He is almost like a League Two player. “His general play has to improve but it will over the next couple of years. He’s a brilliant striker but he has to improve his all-round game."

City boss Pep Guardiola had his say after the goalless draw with the Gunners, saying "I am not agreeing with him. It’s like I said: ‘He’s a manager for the second or third league – I don’t think so.’ He’s the best striker in the world and helped us to win what we won last season, and the reason why we don’t create many chances is not because of Erling. We played an exceptional game against Arsenal.

“I reviewed it – we just missed more people in the final third, maybe for the quality and different skills we have. I am surprised it [the criticism] has come from former players. From journalists I understand, because they have never been on the pitch.”