Social media exploded tonight as Ireland and Man United Roy Keane joined the Instagram.
The Sky Sports pundit has been a hit over the last few years for his honest analysis of Premier League action, and fans couldn’t contain themselves when he shocked the footballing world by joining social media.
Posting a selfie with his dog, Keane built up over 130,000 followers on the platform in just under three hours as fans took to Twitter to express their delight.
One fan said: “Roy Keane is on instagram. Highlight of 2021 so far.”
“There is something quite wholesome about Roy Keane taking a selfie with his dog and putting it on Instagram,” another said.
One added: “Roy Keane is now on Instagram, this is the greatest day of my life.”
“Roy Keane on Instagram you absolutely love to see it,” one summarised.
Keane delighted fans last weekend with his reaction after Man City put four goals past Liverpool to take charge of the Premier League title race.
A vocal critic of the Reds and their manager Jurgen Klopp this season, the Ireland legend will be forgiven for nearly a cracking a smile in the aftermath of the stunning Anfield result.
Usually a composed and serious pundit, Sky Sports viewers were loving the former Man Utd midfielder’s glowing reaction to the result as he sat alongside former Man City star Micah Richards in studio.
Keane praised the Citizens as he slammed the champions’ second-half performance, with the result now leaving the visitors 10 points ahead of Liverpool.
And taking to social media in the aftermath, one fan noted: “Roy Keane is jumping up and down inside”.
“Keane can’t stop smiling,” another added.
Another viewer said: “Roy Keane is the happiest I’ve seen him in years”.
“Micah Richards must be the only person that can make Roy Keane smile,” one said.
And earlier, Keane praised ‘cocky’ Liverpool teenager Curtis Jones after the midfielder was handed a start.
“In any big game, the middle of the game is huge – obviously will have a big say in who wins the game of football,” he said earlier in the coverage.
“I’m glad to see him in there, every time I’ve seen him he looks comfortable in there, looks confident. From what I hear he’s a pretty cocky kid, takes on instructions pretty quickly – sign of a decent player.
“He’s at the club for the reason because Klopp likes him, trusts him and it’s a great boost of confidence for the manager to throw him in this game.
“There’s only one way to find out about these lads if they’re to survive at Liverpool a long time – how they do in these big games.
“I like the look of him.”