Keane and Haaland awkwardly share the touchline after a failed attempt to reunite them after the infamous televised horror tackle in 2001

ROY KEANE awkwardly shared a touch line with Alfie Haaland but didn’t get back together after his infamous 2001 horror tackle.

Haaland claimed his career was all but over after Keane’s brutal challenge during a Manchester derby.

Roy Keane has injured Alfie Haaland

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Roy Keane has injured Alfie HaalandPhoto credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

Over 20 years later, when Haaland’s son Erling started for City against United, he provided expert knowledge.

Keane also worked on the game for Sky Sports and Loud Manchester evening newsa TV station wanted to reunite the old rivals.

But they failed in their attempt as the former Premier League stars separately delivered their panditry.

Haaland Jr. started for City ahead of his father but admitted the pair never discussed Keane’s tackle.

He said: “I haven’t spoken to my father about this game but I know he will be watching in the stands.

“It means so much to all supporters – and as a fan I know that. We want to make them proud on Sunday.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game but I’m looking forward to playing in this derby.

“It’s a different game but I also know that derby games are so much more intense.

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“These games mean everything to the fans.

“It’s my first time playing in the Manchester derby after watching so many on TV with my dad and I can’t wait.

“It will be a special moment for me.”

Roy Keane before the Manchester derby

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Roy Keane before the Manchester derbyCredit: Alamy
Alfie Haaland at the Etihad

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Alfie Haaland at the Etihad

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