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Erling Haaland responds to Man United fans yelling ‘Keano’ at him as Roy Keane reaction leaves Micah Richards in stitches

Both Erling Haaland and Roy Keane have played dumb when asked about Manchester United fans’ taunt at the Manchester City striker.

Some of the Old Trafford faithful were heard ‘Haaland, Haaland, how’s your dad?’ and ‘Keano’ as the City star stepped up to take a penalty in the first half in front of the home fans.

Haaland made light of the situation

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Haaland made light of the situationCredit: Sky Sports
He let his football do the talking

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He let his football do the talkingCredit: Getty

Man United’s fans were of course referring to club legend Keane injuring Alfie, Erling’s father, in a Manchester derby in April 2001.

Haaland took no notice, though, sending Andre Onana the wrong way to put his side 1-0 up.

City won 3-0 in the end, with Haaland adding another and providing the assist for Phil Foden’s first and City’s third.

But after the game, Haaland cracked a joke about the heckles when asked about the hostile atmosphere before the penalty.

With a smile on his face, he told Sky Sports: “The game was incredible today. The whole team, and especially, Bernardo Silva.

“A lot of people were singing ‘Keano’ at me, I don’t know why, it is what it is.

“But I scored, so it was a fantastic feeling.”

Unsurprisingly, the moment was also brought up in the Sky Sports studio, too, with Keane alongside Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher and Kelly Cates to reflect on the game.

Keane cracked a joke about the chants too

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Keane cracked a joke about the chants tooCredit: Sky Sports

And Keane couldn’t help but joke about the songs, either.

“Is he talking about Robbie Keane?” the Irishman asked, referring to his former Republic of Ireland teammate.

Richards, who typically finds Keane’s blunt responses hilarious, proceeded to burst out laughing at his co-pundit’s comment.

Man City now sit third in the league, level on points with second-placed Arsenal and two behind leaders Tottenham after the win.

Meanwhile, Man United remain in eighth, missing out on the chance to overtake Newcastle and rise into the top six.

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