Rio Ferdinand enjoys Roy Keane's Manchester City criticism

Roy Keane In Dugout

Vincent Kompany said he believes Barcelona were there for the taking after their 2-0 defeat, but ITV studio pundit Roy Keane strongly disagreed.

Vincent Kompany's post-match comments on Barcelona were slapped down by ITV studio pundit Roy Keane, to much amusement of Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

In his post-match interview with ITV, Kompany stated: "By no means we felt (intimidated), they weren't superior to us and when it was 11 against 11 we had too much respect in the beginning. They were there for the taking."

Asked if they were the best side they had faced this season, the captain responded: "No, not at all."

Cut to Roy Keane back in the studio as a guest pundit, who delivered a scything assessment of the City's man's comments. 

"He's obviously very tired after the game. I'm not sure he know what he's talking about."

Keane added: "City, it was too much for them physically and mentally to stick at it.

"They've made great progress and this is a new level for them. sometimes you have to lose to win. Any mistake you make at this level will be punished, where you may get away with it in your domestic league.

Asked by Adrian Chiles 'can you make any case for them to win at the Nou Camp, Keane's response was simple: 'No'.

'To try and score three goals at Barcelona is almost impossible."

Keane's harsh assessment was enjoyed by watching Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who tweeted gleefully:

We wonder if Rio would still be smiling if he could hear Keane's assessment of Manchester United under David Moyes this campaign...

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