Richard Keogh gets last laugh on Pogba after Twitter exchange 2 months ago

Richard Keogh gets last laugh on Pogba after Twitter exchange

Manchester United were cock-a-hoop in January of this year and didn't care who they mocked

Eight months later and Derby County gained revenge over United by dumping them out of the League Cup. It was the second time the two sides had met in cup competition at Old Trafford in a short period and Frank Lampard's side were good value for their win.

Back in January, Paul Pogba inspired United to a 2-0 win over the Championship side in the FA Cup. During the game, he toyed with several Derby players including Ireland defender Richard Keogh.

Credit: Emirates FA Cup

Following the game, United's official Twitter account posted a picture of Pogba cutting back inside a sliding Keogh to set himself for a shot.

'See ya later Keogh'

Derby obviously had not forgotten. Minutes after they dumped United out of the cup - with Pogba watching on from the stands - Derby tweeted this gem:


Captain Keogh back at Old Trafford and getting the last laugh as he celebrated with fans in the 'away' section. He blocked two shots, made another smart interception and had a couple of headed clearances as Derby weathered early pressure before coming out firing after the break.

Lampard told Rams TV:

"We spoke to the lads before and said what an opportunity it was to play here and let’s play as we have been playing. Let’s not put men behind the ball, let’s have a go and win the game the way we are playing and they did it.

"Even more impressively they did it after going a goal behind. It would have been easy to go how many could this be but we didn’t... There is a lot of bravery talked about in football and it’s bravery on the ball, it’s really special to want to receive the ball. We work hard on it every day but the players are the ones that have to go out and do it and they did it in one of the biggest stages."

A big night, and big win, for Lampard, Keogh and Derby.