Manchester United Balls: Roy Keane Finally Escapes The Haaland Trauma
MANCHESTER United’s former captain Roy Keane has a book out. It’s his second autobiography. To show how much he’s moved on, he talks of former Leeds Untied midfielder Alf-Inge Rasdal “Alfie” Håland:
“It was action; it was football. It was dog eats dog. I’ve kicked lots of players and I know the difference between hurting somebody and injuring somebody. I didn’t go to injure Haaland. When you play sport, you know how to injure somebody. There was no premeditation.”
Or as he put it in his 2002 autobiography:
“I’d waited long enough. I ******* hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that, you ****. And don’t ever stand over me again sneering about fake injuries. Even in the dressing room afterwards, I had no remorse. My attitude was, f**k him. What goes around comes around. He got his just rewards. He f**ked me over and my attitude is an eye for an eye.”
Compare and contrast.