‘I did play in midfield’ – Roy Keane fumes at Ian Wright after Arsenal legend’s astonished reaction to Declan Rice rant

ROY KEANE fumed at fellow pundit Ian Wright after ranting about West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

The punditry pair were at Old Trafford to run the rule over Manchester United’s FA Cup tie against the Hammers.

GettyRoy Keane and Ian Wright were on punditry duties alongside Joe Cole[/caption]

GettyDeclan Rice has made 30 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers[/caption]

West Ham have done well in the cups this season, despite underwhelming in the Premier League.

Discussing David Moyes’ side’s struggles, Keane ripped into England midfielder Declan Rice.

The Irishman, appearing on ITV, said: “I don’t think Rice has been great this season.

“I really don’t. He’s not really kicked on.

“For all the talk about him and the good PR coming out of West Ham, about how much money he is worth, I think he needs to do a lot more.

“Doesn’t get enough goals, doesn’t get enough assists…”

Wright was left astonished by Keane’s rant, responding: “Wow.”

Frosty Keane glared upon Wrighty’s reaction, eventually responding: “Do you disagree with me? That’s good.


“I hope you disagree with me. Because I think I know what I’m talking about.

“I played a bit in midfield.”

West Ham skipper Rice has just over a year remaining on his contract, although the Hammers possess the option to extend it by a further 12 months.

He has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal – although West Ham will charge more than £100million for his signature.

Rice has made 30 appearances for the Hammers this term, scoring two goals and laying on three assists.