DESPITE not saying a word, Roy Keane’s response to an Arsenal fan’s wind-up attempts had even the home fans laughing.
Prior to The Gunners’ 3-0 loss to Chelsea, Keane was the focus of a few rowdy supporters at The Emirates.
The two Premier League legends had a memorable on-pitch rivalry in the late 1990s/early 2000sCredit: Reuters BETTING OFFERS: FREE BETS AND BEST NEW CUSTOMER DEALS
The Man United great was quick to imply his former foe Patrick Vieira was in his pocket when heckled by one loud-mouth fan.
Keane recently stated he always felt he was the superior player during their rivalry that epitomised when both clubs were in their heyday.
The pair do get on well though whenever they share a punditry desk so it’s obvious there’s a great deal of mutual respect there.
TEAMMATES CLOSE, ENEMIES CLOSER There’s certainly a less frosty atmosphere between them despite their many battles as there is between Keane and long-time teammate Peter Schmeichel.
Later in that same interview, the Cork native grudgingly gave the nod to the Dane as the best goalkeeper he ever played with while still noting that he was ‘overrated.’
He said: “I suppose I’d have to say Peter but I still think he was overrated.
“I just don’t think he was as good as everyone made out but he was very good.”
Despite both being pillars of the Old Trafford dressing room during Man United’s most successful era, the pair never saw eye to eye.
Keane even revealed in his autobiography that he felt the Danish legend’s trademark outbursts were more for the crowd rather than serving any great purpose on the pitch.
FOR PETE’S SAKE He also detailed how tensions bubbled over between them on a 1998 pre-season tour, leading to a drunken brawl in a hotel corridor.
Sure enough, a few days later, his critique was put to Schmeichel who took the approach of ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.’
Richard Keys put Keane’s overrated jibe to him and asked if he had any response only for the 57-year-old to offer up ‘I actually don’t’ with a wry smile.
Peter Schmeichel gives blunt response to Manchester United great Roy Keane for calling him ‘overrated’