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Roy Keane takes dig at 'average' ex-Leeds and Forest star

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Manchester United veteran takes new dig at former Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Manchester City man Alf Inge Haaland.

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has taken another pop at Alf Inge Haaland.

The pair have a long running feud dating back to their on-pitch battles in the 90s, where the Norwegian featured for Nottingham Forest and Leeds United before signing for Manchester City.

It was while he was at City that Keane delivered the brutal tackle that Haaland claims contributed to an early retirement, a challenge the ex-United man says was revenge for taunting from the Scandinavian for when he suffered a serious knee injury.

Keane said this week in his updated autobiography he has no regrets over his challenge, which he was red carded for, prompting Haaland to hit back via Twitter and compare his beard to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's.

At his book launch press conference on Thursday, Keane was quizzed about that, and asked for his thoughts.

In a transcript provided by The Guardian, the exchange with the Irishman can be seen below:

"Have you seen Alf Inge Haaland’s response?

I played against him, I know what he’s like.

So what’s he like to play against?

[Long pause] Weak.


Everything. [Long pause] Average player.

You say “sneaky” in the book.

Sneaky? That’s being polite. What did he say? What was his response then?

It was on Twitter, about your beard.

On Twitter? I’ll say no more.

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