Sportsmail take a look at Roy Keane's facial hair through the years

After Roy Keane stole the show with his handlebar mustache during ITV’s FA Cup during Manchester United’s victory over Everton, Sportsmail takes a look at his facial hair through the years

  • Roy Keane unveiled a handlebar moustache during ITV’s FA Cup coverage
  • It comes after a varied facial hair history for the former Manchester United man
  • Sportsmail takes a look at his varied looks through the past few years

Forget the football, let’s admire the facial hair. Roy Keane’s handlebar moustache was clearly the most eye-catching feature of ITV’s FA Cup coverage on Friday and just the latest in an impressive set of hirsute experiments from the Irishman.

From the clean-shaven look of last summer to his recent silvery bush, The Mail on Sunday traces the development of Keane’s ever-changing visage and dares to suggest which well-known figure the pundit might have been channelling.

Roy Keane debuted a new handlebar moustache during ITV’s FA Cup coverage on Saturday

Merely for the cartoon character’s youthful, hairless jawline, you understand. Not his cranky, on-screen demeanour.

Saddam Hussein, World Cup 2022

Alf-Inge Haaland compared Keane’s World Cup to notorious Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein

Keane’s old enemy, Alf-Inge Haaland, offered this comparison in a tweet. Then quickly deleted it. The coward.

Billy Connolly, World Cup 2022

A post-beard-tache-and-soul-patch combo was compared to comedy legend Billy Connolly

Keane’s sharp wit helps to make him a compelling TV presence. His neat soul-patch beard recalled the well-groomed comedian.

Des Lynam, FA Cup 2023

The former United star’s most recent look has been compared to Des Lynam

Keane might lack the presenter’s subtle eyebrow control, but his manicured tache runs Lynam close on the whiskers front.

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