Roy Keane refuses to smile as Sky team get together for pre-Premier League meal

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Roy Keane has been spotted sporting his usual no-nonsense look during a Sky Sports team dinner.

The Manchester United legend was joined by many of his fellow pundits and commentators who work for the broadcaster at a dinner party. With the Premier League kicking off on Friday night, the likes of fellow pundits Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Micah Richards and Jamie Redkknapp were all in attendance in readying up for the season.

They briefly took a break from their evening of food and wine to smile for a photo, but Keane in his trademark manner had other ideas as he bore a straight-faced expression.

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Legendary commentator Martin Tyler and ex-Arsenal striker Alan Smith sat either side of the Irishman looking equally bemused, perhaps eagerly waiting to tuck into their plates of food in peace.

Meanwhile, iconic punditry pairing Carragher and Neville were also seen in good spirits as they cheersed what appeared to be a yellow beverage of some sort. And Carragher was even pictured breaking into a pose with the caption: “WTF are those turn ups,” referring to his hilariously high trouser cuffs.

The outing comes after Keane gave his verdict on the ongoing stand-off between his former club United and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the 37-year-old’s future still unclear after he made it known he wants to leave Old Trafford.

Keane said at a Sky Sports event in London: "You have to try and keep Ronaldo because he's a brilliant player, but we don't know Ronaldo's behaviour when he's back in the building. I don't think it's as big of a deal as everyone's making out. When you're a manager, trouble comes your way, he has to deal with it.

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"I think it can work out well for United. My worry is if he stays and United don't start great, and he's resentful to the manager, then it could get ugly. A lot of the issue is Ronaldo not playing in the Champions League for his ego, 'brand' or whatever.

"Why did his agent not have that if Manchester United didn't get in the Champions League there's an option for both parties to have a look at it? If you've got this 'super agent' who has got unbelievable contacts and brilliant in terms of negotiations, why doesn't he have that in Ronaldo's contract?”


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