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Manchester United Balls: 7 Hateful Extracts From Roy Keane’s Autobiography

by | 6th, October 2014


PIES has some good bits from former Manchester United captain Roy Keane’s second autobiography. Ghost written by  Irish novelist Roddy Doyle   The Second Half  picks up where his first left off in that basically it’s a long, extended list of the many,  many  things and people he hates.

Here’s the best of what we’ve stumbled across so far…

1. From the very first chapter. Has Roy’s view of Alf-Inge Haaland softened over the years?

“There are things I regret in my life and he’s not one of them.”

No. No it has not.

2. On the fond treasured memories he has of his emotional United exit:

“I said to Ferguson, ‘Can I play for somebody else?’ And he said, ‘Yeah you can, cos we’re tearing uo your contract’. So I thought, All right I’ll get fixed up.

“I knew there’d been clubs in for me when the news got out.

“I said, ‘Yeah I think we have come to the end.’ I just thought, ‘F**king prick and I stood up and went ‘Yeah. I’m off.”

3. On returning to apologise to Ferguson and his assistant Carlos Queiroz a few days later:

“Now I kind of wish I hadn’t. Afterwards I was thinking, ‘I’m not sure why I fucking apologised.’ I just wanted to do the right thing.

“I was apologising for what had happened –  that  it happened. But I wasn’t apologising for my behaviour or stance.

“There’s a difference I had nothing to apologise for.”

4. On returning his MUFC company car:

“I’d given back the [club] car. I drove some f**king miles in that car. Every little victory is vital.”

5. On an infamous scrap with Peter Scheichel during a pre-season tour of Asia in 1998:

“I had a bust-up with Peter when we were [in Asia] in 1998, just after I came back from my cruciate injury. I think we were in Hong Kong. There was drink involved.

“He said, ‘I’ve had enough of you, It’s time we sorted this out.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and we had a fight. It felt like 10 minutes. There was a lot of noise Peter’s a big lad.

“I woke up the next morning. I kind of vaguely remembered the fight. My hand was really sore and one of my

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