Roy Keane has revealed he was involved in a 4am fight with Peter Schmeichel during their time at Manchester United.
Keane, who appeared 326 times for United from 1993 to 2005, recalls Sir Alex Ferguson labelling the United duo a ‘disgrace’ but believes such incidents are common within football.
Raheem Sterling’s exclusion from England’s 7-0 win versus Montenegro due to a training ground bust-up with Joe Gomez led to some Three Lions fans booing the Liverpool centre-half, something Sterling has since condemned.
To all the @England fans, I wanted to leave things at it was but tonight I have to speak again : it was hard for me to see my team mate get booed for something that was my fault. Joe hasn’t done anything wrong & for me to see someone who keeps his head down and work hard..
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) November 14, 2019
When asked about the incident whilst acting as a pundit on ITV, Keane said: “I’m not disagreeing with what Gareth’s done, he probably knows more than us. From my own experience, I had a fight with a player, Peter Schmeichel, in a hotel.”
“Obviously, we were in the lobby at about four o’clock in the morning, there weren’t many people around. We got pulled by the manager and he said we were both a disgrace. To be fair to Peter, he apologised,” Keane added.
'I've had a fight with @Pschmeichel1 in the hotel. It was 4 in the morning, there weren't many people around…'
Roy Keane discusses the Sterling/Gomez altercation
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 14, 2019
“We moved on, it never affected us as teammates or wanting the same thing. And also when I hear about the PR side of it where players have a bust-up then have to apologise to the group. I don’t get all that side of it. If you have a bust-up with somebody, why are you apologising to your teammates?”
“It’s all part of the game and generally speaking, when lads do have a bit of a bust-up, they end up pretty fine afterwards, because sometimes you’ve got to clear the air and there’s tension involved.”
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