Van Dijk tells Roy Keane it was not an arrogant response to Man United’s derby performance

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Speaking after the Manchester United game, Virgil van Dijk said Liverpool were the only team trying to win the game.

The comments angered Roy Keane who said the Dutch defender needs to remember he is playing for a club that has not won the league for 30 years.

Speaking about Keane’s words, the centre-back gave a rather surprising response.

“I like Roy Keane, if he said that, then it’s good,” declared Van Dijk. “He’s a Man United fan for life and I understand he might react that way, but I felt what I said and there’s absolutely no arrogance in that.”

“Everyone who watched the game probably felt the same way I did. What do you guys think (to reporters)? We continue. We had the chance and we couldn’t score and that’s the frustrating part.”

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“Was I surprised by United’s approach? No. Obviously they are not in the best situation and if you come here after losing last year by a big number (7-0), you will be more than happy with a point.”

“Everyone could see that. You can see what their game plan was and what we tried to do and I felt what I said was right and we continue. I think we did everything to win the match,” added Van Dijk.

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