It’s fair to say that Martin Keown didn’t endear himself to Man Utd supporters on Friday night as he commentated on their win over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup.
As noted by the Metro, the former Arsenal defender would have irked them prior to the game as he doubled down on his belief that Alexis Sanchez was a ‘mercenary’ with his decision to join United over rivals Man City due to the money on offer.
However, that wasn’t where the issue ended as while he was seemingly a little too critical of the Chilean international throughout the game, he didn’t really have too many positive things to say about the Red Devils in general.
Granted, Sanchez had a poor start to the game and so deservedly earned some stick, but Keown’s commentating was biased for many as they slammed him for being overly critical of the former Arsenal star.
In a complete plot twist though, he eventually gave Sanchez the Man of the Match award at the end of the game, while he was impressed with how the visitors saw off Yeovil in the closing stages to secure a comfortable win.
Nevertheless, based on the tweets below, the damage had already been done as far as Keown was concerned, and many weren’t shy in letting him know that they didn’t particularly enjoy his commentating on the night…
— mush (@Mush7Rahman) January 26, 2018
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 26, 2018
Martin Keown, dry your eyes mate.
— Dale O’Donnell (@ODonnellDale) January 26, 2018
Martin Keown absolutely desperate to say a bad word against Alexis Sanchez whenever he possibly can, the absolute whopper.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) January 26, 2018
If you had a shot every time Martin Keown said something out of bitterness about Sanchez you’d be hammered by now. #MUFC
— Scott Bond (@_ScottBond_) January 26, 2018
Martin Keown is really trying to force the issue with Sanchez
— Senior Citizen (@JNRelJefe) January 26, 2018
@martinkeown5 has to be the most salty of them all when it comes to Alexis not done anything wrong in this first half just constantly on him because he’s ex Arsenal…
— Emperial Jonesy (@Jonesy17FIFA) January 26, 2018
Martin Keown is so sour about Sanchez ?
— Joe Kendall (@Joe_Kendall_7) January 26, 2018