Roy Keane still holds a say over his former team-mates — so much so that Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has admitted the Irishman still scares him.
Keane, a former Manchester United team-mate of Pique, played his final outings for the club just a month before the Spanish star left the club. Pique went on to win every major honour for club and country including two Champions League crowns and the World Cup.
In an interview with FourFourTwo, the 27-year-old admitted the sight of Keane still sends shivers down his spine and that the Aston Villa assistant manager was scarier than Alex Ferguson’s famous ‘hairdryer treatment’.
“I wouldn’t say I was scared of [Ferguson]. Roy Keane? Well, maybe that’s different!” Pique said.
“I remember we were in the changing room at Old Trafford and my phone started vibrating. Keano could hear the vibrations and went crazy trying to find out who the phone belonged to. That’s who he was.
“Before we [Barca] beat Celtic 1-0 last season, I noticed him by the side of the pitch as a pundit as we went to warm up. I hid my face with my hand because he still scares me. I was 26 years old, and I was shitting myself!”
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