ROY KEANE has told ‘silly’ Leeds fans they are not as big as Manchester United in a cheeky mockery ahead of Sunday’s derby.
The two arch-enemies will be on the field in front of packed crowds at Elland Road for the first time in the tournament since 2003.
Man Utd Convinced Leeds in the reverse fixture 5-1, thanks to a Bruno Fernandes hat-trick, and goals from Mason Greenwood and Fred.
And Keane is no stranger to fireball, having captained United in the 1990s and early 2000s.
But despite praising Marcelo Bielsa’s attacking side, Keane also took an act of digging into fans claiming Leeds is a bigger club than United.
Keane said on Sky Sports: “Leeds will definitely be there with the competition, like Liverpool and Arsenal.
“Sure City man not so strong when I was playing but Leeds is still there.
“It’s amazing. The beauty of them is that I think Leeds will have a place at United, they always have.
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“They always come and go to visit United.
“I think the Leeds players and supporters, maybe it’s silly to think they’re as big as Man Utd but they always have goals, I’ll give them that.
“They’re always preparing for a physical battle. It’s always tense, obviously there’s a lot of competition with supporters, a lot of hatred there.”
Leeds enter the derby desperately in need of a win.
Bielsa’s army is deeply in the relegation battle and those below them are starting to earn points.
While for United, a win would cement their fourth place – widening the gap with West Ham to four points.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/4730401/roy-keane-man-utd-leeds-rivalry/ Roy Keane told Leeds fans it was ‘silly’ to compare himself to Man Utd in cheeky mockery ahead of clash