Roy Keane has delivered the decision on the entire pink playing cards he was proven throughout his time at Manchester United.
The legendary midfielder was no stranger to the color pink, as he was despatched off 11 occasions throughout throughout his 12-year stint at Outdated Trafford.
Seven of these have been within the Premier League, the place he was one off joint report holders Richard Dunne, Duncan Ferguson and Patrick Vieira.
Talking on the Overlaps’ Keep on with Soccer podcast, he defended his report after clashes with the likes of present England boss Gareth Southgate and Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge.
His first pink card got here for a stamp on then Crystal Palace defender Southgate again in 1995, wherein Keane mentioned the England boss ‘deserved it’.
Roy Keane has given his verdict on all 11 of his pink playing cards he was proven at Man United (second proper)
His first pink card was in opposition to Crystal Palace in 1995 as he stamped on Gareth Southgate (backside proper) – and has insisted the present England supervisor ‘deserved it’
His most well-known deal with was on Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge again in 2001, and he has claimed the ‘somersault’ the Man Metropolis star did made it look worse than it really was
Keane additionally swung a punch at Middlesbrough’s Jan Age Fjortoft who grabbed maintain of his face, although the ex-Manchester United star insisted he ‘did not join’
Former referee David Elleray confirmed Keane 4 pink playing cards throughout his taking part in profession
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Keane mentioned: ‘Gareth deserved that. Gareth lunged at me. Gareth’s nasty, everybody appears to assume Gareth’s a pleasant man. He tried to interrupt my leg!’
He additionally recalled the one which ‘everybody remembers’ when he caught Haaland’s father with a knee-high foul – which in the end led to the Norwegian’s retirement after an ACL damage.
Talking on the problem in opposition to the Man Metropolis participant, Keane pointed the finger of blame at United team-mate Gary Neville.
‘You did not assist both working off to the linesman saying it is solely a yellow [card],’ a smirking Keane defined. ‘Gary ran over saying it is solely a yellow so whenever you say that to an official he will go ‘nicely that have to be a pink’
Neville was left in stitches by Keane’s principle earlier than replying: ‘So I am at fault on your sending off?’
Keane responded: ‘I do not assume that deal with was that dangerous. I used to be by no means going to injure him with that type of a deal with, he does a somersault and it appears to be like type of worse.
‘Once you’ve performed the sport when somebody’s making an attempt to injure a participant. It is simply when somebody does a somersault it appears to be like worse than what it was.
‘It was a foolish sport, it was a garbage sport. We have been all pissed off we might simply been knocked out of Europe a few days earlier than it.
Keane is held again by referee Uriah Rennie from confronting Jason McAteer again in 2002
Keane was despatched off for throwing an elbow at Republic of Eire team-mate McAteer (proper)
He had quite a few clashes with Alan Shearer (proper) as soon as being despatched off after throwing a ball after which trying to lash out at him
Keane ‘loved’ a reckless problem he put in on Gus Poyet through the 2000 FA Charity Protect
‘I would achieved my cruciate up at Leeds. Clearly, I attempted to journey him and he was stood over me once I did my cruciate, it was a foul damage and he was saying some nasty issues once I was injured. I assumed nicely clearly we’ll meet once more.’
Keane, was handed a five-match ban and £150,000 high quality for the problem.
The Irishman additionally as soon as acquired a pink card for trying to punch Middlesbrough’s Jan Age Fjortoft in a sport again in 1997.
Keane swung a punch after the ahead grabbed his shirt, and although Fjortoft instantly held onto his face, the ex-Manchester United star denied that he related with the hook.
He mentioned: ‘That was a bit foolish, I attempted to punch him. I did not join.’
Keane joked he was ‘protecting for Gary Neville’ after he was despatched off an ‘unlucky’ second yellow of their well-known FA Cup semi-final win over Arsenal in 1999
Keane’s final pink card for United was in opposition to Porto in 2003, insisting that he ‘felt dangerous’ after stamping on Porto keeper Vitor Baia
On his patchy self-discipline report, he added: ‘I do not remorse any of them. Clearly the one everybody remembers is the Haaland one. I obtained despatched off at Newcastle a few occasions along with your [Ian Wright’s] mate Shearer.
‘Despatched off at Blackburn, despatched off as soon as for Eire, I used to be despatched off within the Charity Protect in opposition to Chelsea. No regrets with them.’
On The Overlap, he additionally urged that former referee David Elleray ‘appeared down on him’.
Elleray had despatched Keane off 4 occasions in his profession, greater than another referee, and the Irishman believed that there was extra to it than him merely breaking the principles.
Talking about one in every of his pink playing cards from the referee, Keane mentioned: ‘I feel I used to be protecting for you (Neville). David Elleray appeared down on me, he was a faculty precept at some posh college and I used to be Irish.’
What Keane mentioned about every of his pink playing cards at Manchester United
- April 12 1995, FA Cup semi-final v Crystal Palace at Villa Park after stamping on Gareth Southgate: ‘Gareth deserved that. Gareth lunged at me. Gareth’s nasty, everybody appears to assume Gareth’s a pleasant man. He tried to interrupt my leg.’
- August 28, 1995, Premiership v Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park after second yellow card: ‘I used to be unfortunate with that one. That was two yellow playing cards, second one for diving and I used to be taken out for a penalty.’
- October 28 1995, Premiership v Middlesbrough at Outdated Trafford after trying to punch Jan Age Fjortoft: ‘Yeah that was a bit foolish, I attempted to punch him. I did not join.’
- October 26 1996, Premiership v Southampton at The Dell: ‘I did not know you lot. I performed the sport. F***ing hell we gave up six targets.’
- April 14 1999, FA Cup semi-final v Arsenal at Villa Park after ‘unlucky’ double reserving: “I feel I used to be protecting for you (Neville). David Elleray appeared down on me, he was a faculty precept at some posh college and I used to be Irish.’
- February 12 2000, Premiership v Newcastle at St James’ Park after two bookings: No verdict
- August 13 2000, Charity Protect v Chelsea at Wembley after reckless deal with on Gus Poyet: ‘Yeah it was (reckless). I loved it. You need to put a marker on early.’
- April 21 2001, Premiership v Manchester Metropolis at Outdated Trafford after knee-high foul on Alf-Inge Haaland: ‘I do not assume that deal with was that dangerous. I used to be by no means going to injure him with that type of a deal with, he does a somersault and it appears to be like type of worse. Once you’ve performed the sport when somebody’s making an attempt to injure a participant. It is simply when somebody does a somersault it appears to be like worse than what it was.’
- September 15, 2001, Premiership v Newcastle at St James’ for throwing the ball at Alan Shearer after which trying to lash out at him: ‘I forgot that one.’
- August 31, 2002, Premiership v Sunderland at Stadium of Gentle for elbowing Jason McAteer: ‘He deserved it. Completely not (mates with McAteer). I did not thoughts lads kicking me however McAteer as standard has loads to say for himself.’
- February 25, 2003, Champions League v FC Porto at Estadio do Dragao for stamping on keeper Vitor Baia: ‘I felt dangerous after that one, that’s letting the group down”
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