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Martin Keown couldn’t hide his saltiness during Alexis Sanchez’s Man United debut

The former Arsenal player failed to suppress his bitterness during the FA Cup clash

It’s always nice to watch a live game on BBC every so often, isn’t it?

Watching football on terrestrial tele is a bit of a collector’s item these days, after all.

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But one major drawback of following FA Cup action on the BBC is having to sit through Martin Keown’s god-awful commentary.


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The former Arsenal centre-back – who’s perhaps better known for squaring up to Ruud van Nistelrooy all those years ago, rather than his ability as a defender – is fairly intolerable when it comes to match day coverage.

And in Manchester United’s FA Cup fourth round clash against Yeovil this evening – in which former Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez made his debut for the club – he reached new levels of salty and bitter.

Sanchez in action against Yeovil

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Sanchez in action against Yeovil

It seems the Chilean could do nothing right in the eyes of the Arsenal legend, despite easily being United’s most creative player on the night and duly earning the Man of the Match award (which, to be fair, Keown awarded through gritted-teeth.

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Even the FA Cup’s official Twitter account thought the idiot with the mic was being overly salty. 

Despite what Keown would have you believe, Sanchez started his United career off by playing a key role in the opening goal.

Just before half-time, the 29-year-old used his pace and strength to break into the Yeovil box, cut inside the defence and pick out Marcus Rashford in the middle.

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And as the back-line hesitated to clear the ball, Rashford was happy to slot home from a mere three yards out.

Fairly pleasing debut, we reckon.