Roy Keane book leak: Has a Tesco store in Burnage, Manchester sparked today's revelations?

The autobiography is released on Thursday

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Is a Tesco store in Burnage (birthplace of Liam Gallagher) behind the flurry of Roy Keane revelations that you have been reading today?

The former Manchester United captain's new autobiography, The Second Half, is not released until Thursday, but was sold in error at the Tesco store in Burnage, Greater Manchester, earlier today.

A Tesco spokesperson confirmed to The Independent that Keane's book was in fact sold early by mistake, but only one copy, which must have quickly found itself in the wrong hands.

"A copy of Roy Keane's book was sold in error at our Burnage store. Colleagues are currently investigating how this happened."

Here are some of the Twitter reactions:


Among the revelations is the story of how Keane and then-United team-mate Peter Schmeichel had a drunken punch-up in Hong Kong in 1998, and why he felt he should never have apologised to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson after leaving United.