Roy Keane in quotes

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Roy Keane is renowned for speaking his mind. Whether the focus of his words is his team-mate, manager or opponent, the Irishman refuses to pull any punches, regardless of the consequences.

"Even in the dressing room afterwards, I had no remorse. My attitude was, fuck him. What goes around comes around. He got his just rewards. He fucked me over and my attitude is an eye for an eye."

Talking about Alf Inge Haaland tackle, Observer Sport Monthly Magazine



"Fail to prepare, prepare to fail."



"I can look back and think 'I'm just one of the luckiest people in the world'."

On his career

"I don't think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell football, never mind understand it."



"I'd waited long enough. I fucking hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you cunt. And don't ever stand over me sneering about fake injuries."

Talking about Alf Inge Haaland tackle, quoted in book Keane - the Autobiography

"Sometimes you wonder, do they understand the game of football? They have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don't realise what's going on out on the pitch."

On section of Old Trafford crowd

"That man can rot in hell for all I care."

About Ireland soccer manager Mick McCarthy, Observer Sport Monthly Magazine

“Before the game there was all this stuff about anti-racism and anti-bullying. It would be a good idea to start wearing wristbands for anti-diving.”

"Just because you are paid £120,000 a week and play well for 20 minutes against Tottenham, you think you are a superstar."

On former team-mate Rio Fedinand

"Patrick Vieira is 6 foot 4, and he starts having a go at Gary Neville, so I said 'come on have a go at me,' that's it."

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