With excitement elevating over the new Premier League season, Sky Bet’s ‘The Overlap’ brought together Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, as the trio picked apart where the coming campaign will be won and lost.
Opening the discussion, former United full-back Neville underlined just how excited he is for the return of fans as he anticipates a party-like atmosphere at the start of the season.
He went onto outline his belief that the destination of Harry Kane will have a big impact on the title race, urging Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United to go out and add the England captain to their frontline – as it would give them a ‘great chance’ of capturing their first league title since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Nonetheless, the panel also acknowledged that losing Kane for Spurs will be significant as they may be forced to rebuild.
The panel also lauded the impact that Pep Guardiola can have on the career of Jack Grealish, following his move to the champions this Summer.
Keane recalled from his time at Aston Villa that Grealish’s love for football is overwhelming and can undoubtedly lead to him thriving and evolving under the tutelage of the City manager.
The conversation moved onto Arsenal and where they can finish in the upcoming season, as Carragher emphasised that the fact people expect more from them is a show of respect for the stature of the club.
He then clashed with a member of the audience over the signings – as the former Liverpool man described the signings of David Luiz and Willian as ‘stupid’.
As part of the discussion, the trio of Premier League legends also engaged with a live audience of fans, from some of the most popular supporters’ channels in the country.