‘He’s got a bit of a temper’ – Man Utd legend Roy Keane jokes about tunnel clash with former Arsenal rival Patrick Vieira

ROY KEANE angered the furious Patrick Vieira at the end of Crystal Palace’s defeat to Liverpool.

The Eagles boss looked dejected as he stepped onto the pitch next to the officials – who controversially awarded Liverpool a late penalty that sealed the victory.


Patrick Vieira was upset by Kevin Friend’s decision to give Liverpool a penalty[/caption]

Roy Keane knew all about Vieira’s temperament from their various encounters during competition days

The Sports sky The team noticed his sour mood and Keane took the opportunity to clear up the situation by joking about his old nemesis.

Host David Jones said: “I’m not sure Patrick has had enough… We know how scary he can be in the tunnel.”

And Keane jokingly replied: “I always say he has a bit of a temper.”

Experts are of course referring to the infamous clash he had with Vieira in the tunnel before the match between Manchester United and Arsenal.

On that occasion at Highbury in February 2005 Keane made an exception to Vieira’s comment about Gary Neville.

And in that exchange nearly 17 years ago, fiery Keane said to Vieira: “Who do you think you are?


“F *** ing hell, you f *** ing s *** you, you f *** ing s ***… every week is Senegal this – well, f *** ing play for them then.

“I’ll see you out there, you c**k. See you out there, see you out there. Shout out about you… every week you’re proving yourself a nice guy.

“He was starting to play, every week he was screaming. Are you choosing Gary Neville? Why can’t he choose one of us? “

Vieira kept his composure in the tunnel as Keane spewed out and he did so again at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Many managers may have taken notice of referee Kevin Friend but Vieira accepted the decision and remained professional – despite being clearly unhappy with the referee’s call.

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Huynh Nguyen

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