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26th Feb 2023

Roy Keane refuses to break character during surprise Phil Jones interview

Callum Boyle

Death, taxes, Roy Keane being Roy Keane.

Roy Keane maintained his professionalism throughout his interview with Phil Jones while Gary Neville tried to distract him with a selfie stick.

Keane and Neville were working as a part of the punditry team for Sky Sports’ coverage of the Carabao Cup final between Manchester United and Newcastle United.

As part of the build-up to the final at Wembley, the panel spoke to United defender Phil Jones, who was ruled out of action through injury.

While speaking to Jones alongside presenter Mark Chapman, Neville took a selfie stick and began walking down the touchline with it.

Neville was pointing it in the right direction, facing the crowd and panning the camera to Keane, who seemed less than impressed and tried to remain focused on the conversation with Jones.

Man United are looking for their first trophy in six years as they go up against the high-flying Newcastle who are also hoping to end their silverware hoodoo.

The Magpies are aiming to win their first major trophy since lifting the FA Cup in 1955. Eddie Howe’s side have never won the League Cup, coming closest in 1976, only to lose in the final.

All United fans travelling down to Wembley will receive a free gift from the club as a token of gratitude for their support in the club.

33,000 United fans will be gifted with a limited-edition red and white scarf to help with the atmosphere. Newcastle fans have also been making themselves known, partying at Trafalgar Square on the eve of the game.

Fans of Newcastle were also praised for clearing away their rubbish, with video footage showing thousands of people tidying up.

Read next: Man United vs Newcastle United: Player ratings and updates for Carabao Cup final.

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