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Southgate hits out at Man Utd icon Keane: Don't get personal!

England coach Gareth Southgate has hit out at Manchester United great Roy Keane.

Southgate is unhappy with the criticism from Keane of Manchester City fullback Kyle Walker.

"He's (Sadio Mane) up against an idiot," Keane said at half time of Sunday's 1-1 draw between City and Liverpool.

"People tell me Kyle Walker is playing well, I don't think so. He's 30 years of age, international player. "He's a car crash, he keeps making these types of mistakes and rightly punished for it."

Southgate said, "I think he's playing extremely well.

"Observations and analysis are fine, I think personal criticism less so, I think we have to be careful about that.

"I'm very happy with what Kyle is doing. He's playing every game for his club because the manager trusts him and feels he needs him so if he's doing that for Pep [Guardiola] it's an indication of the quality."

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