KEANE TACKLE SHOCKED
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(below ROY KEANE’S infamous tackle on Alf-Inge Haaland shocked even hardened pros – according to one of the players on the pitch at the time.
Keane has opened scores of old wounds in his new autobiography The Second Half.Half
One of those is his clash with Haaland in the Manchester derby of April 2001.
Keane (left) suffered knee ligament damage when tackling Haaland – then of Leeds – in a game four years earlier.
Manchester United captain Keane was accused by Haaland of faking an injury – and Keane didn’t forget.
So when the two met again at Old Trafford, Keane took out the Norway midfielder (right) with a kneehigh challenge that earned him a red card.
Haaland barely played again before being forced to hang up his boots.
Haaland’s City team-mate Steve Howey admitted: “We had some bad lads in our dressing room and we knew we’d protect our player if necessary, but when we saw it, even we were shocked.
“The thing is we all
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