'He was waiting for me down the tunnel,' Shearer reveals all about Roy Keane bust-up

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The Newcastle United icon clashed with the Manchester United man once upon a time.

Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has opened up about his infamous bust-up with ex-Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane.

Keane was sent off during a Premier League clash at Newcastle in 2001, with the Manchester United man aiming a punch towards Shearer during the final throes of the game at St James' Park.

And Shearer admits he has never really gotten to know the Irishman, who was waiting for him down the tunnel after the match!

“I honestly can’t remember [what I said to him]. He tried to take a quick throw and I tried to slow him down as there were only a few minutes left and we were winning," the Newcastle legend said of the former Manchester United man in an interview with FourFourTwo, as quoted by the Chronicle.

“He got the hump at that and threw the ball at my head. I can’t remember what I said but he tried to throw a punch at me and got a red card.

“Minutes later, I’m walking down the tunnel and there he is, waiting for me. Our team mates wouldn’t let us get together to settle things. I really don’t know him. All these years, all I have ever done is play against him – and what a player he was. But, as a person, I haven’t got a clue.”

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