Shearer and Lineker taunt Micah Richards after ex-Man City ‘too scared’ to leave pal out of all-time Premier League XI


GARY LINEKER and Alan Shearer poked fun at Micah Richards after he included Roy Keane in his all-time Premier League XI.

Richards and Shearer were asked to name their best ever Premier League team as part of a Match of the Day Top 10 podcast.

Alan Shearer mocked Micah Richards for choosing his TV pal in an all-time Premier League XI

Richards selected Keane and Patrick Vieira in his team

Shearer picked himself up-front

Shearer picked a midfield three of Patrick Vieira, Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard – leaving out the likes of Keane and Frank Lampard.

And he mocked Richards for including his pal Keane, with Lineker joking he would not dare to omit the former Manchester United captain.

In a mimicking whiny voice Shearer said: “I know who Micah’s picked in there… he’s picked Roy.”

Lineker chimed in: “Of course he has! He wouldn’t dare not pick Roy.”

Shearer continued: “Frightened to leave Roy out my friend.”

Richards defended his choice by pointing out Keane’s goal record, suggesting he was a threat going forward in his younger days.

He added: “I don’t fancy a call off Roy to be honest.”

And the BBC pundit was able to get his own back at Shearer, winding up the former England star over his striker pick.


Shearer created confusion by saying there was no surprise over his pick for the main centre-forward.

Richards blurted out Harry Kane’s name before laughing along with Lineker, as Shearer had actually meant himself.

Shearer sparked controversy by picking Wayne Rooney at right-wing, with Richards selecting the Prem legend as his number 10.

Richards included Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry in his attack and also chose Gerrard and Vieira in midfield.

The pair also both included Peter Schmeichel, Rio Ferdiannd and John Terry while Shearer’s back four included Ashley Cole and Gary Neville at full-backs.

Richards’ non-conventional 3-4-3 diamond left no room for full-backs, so he picked his former Manchester City team-mate Vincent Kompany as his third centre-back.

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