Roy Keane admits he ‘wishes’ Manchester United had signed Arsenal star Thomas Partey and believes the midfielder can match Patrick Vieira’s achievements at Arsenal.
The former Atletico Madrid midfielder who joined Arsenal in a £45 million deal from Atletico Madrid on deadline day, delivered a brilliant display at Old Trafford as the Gunners sealed a 1-0 win over United.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty in the second half secured victory for Mikel Arteta’s side, while Partey dominated the midfield battle against Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
And United legend Keane was impressed with the Gunners’ latest signing.
“Brilliant, I thought he was outstanding,” Keane told Sky Sports.
“We said before the game, this guy’s no mug, he’s played for a big club, he’s played in big competitions.
“We saw, when you watch a player live that’s when you can judge a player.
“The more I look at him the more I wish he was in Man United’s midfield.
“Big, strong, aggressive, obviously going back with Arsenal I had my battles with Patrick Vieira, I think this kid has got a chance of matching what Patrick used to do.
“He’s big, he’s strong, he’s aggressive and he likes to pass it forward. He can deal with the ball, he looks comfortable on the ball, just small little details, composure, good first touch, retaining possession, that’s the name of the game.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.