Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane’s autobiography will go on sale on Thursday, but it has already started to create shockwaves throughout the footballing world.
Excerpts have started to appear in the British media which give an intriguing insight into the inner workings of United; there are a number of controversial incidents and revelations in Keane’s new book 'The Second Half'.
Keane reveals how he almost came to blows with United’s legendary goalkeeper and former teammate Peter Schmeichel, his lack of regret on a tackle on ex-Manchester City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland in 2001, and his advice to Sir Alex Ferguson when Chelsea started to dominate the Premier League.
Many are eagerly waiting to have the book in their hands on Thursday, and one of them is former Leeds United defender Ian Harte.
Now 37 and playing for Championship club Bournemoth, Harte featured alongside Keane for the Republic of Ireland national team.
The former Sunderland and Reading left-back took to social networking site Twitter to express his eagerness for Keane’s autobiography and described his compatriot as a ‘top bloke’.
Can't wait to get Roy keane book!!! Should be a good read— Ian Harte (@ianharte23) October 6, 2014