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knew it was coming. There was talk about it before the game.
“If you look at the very first incident when Roy Keane actually hurt his knee I can see why he was annoyed by the way Alf-Inge Haaland stood over him.
“He was holding that grudge for a length of time and it was just boiling up.
“Everybody knew he was going to do it. It was just a case of when.”
Keane was banned for five games and fined £150,000 by the FA for bringing the game into disrepute for a claim in his first book that he deliberately set out to hurt Haaland.
And while the Irishman, 43, now insists he didn’t mean to injure Haaland, he is not too remorseful.
“There are things I regret in my life and he (Haaland) is not one of them,” Keane said in his book.
Plenty of juicy tales have already been revealed after the tome was mistakenly put on sale early in some branches of Tesco.
They include stories of a fight with former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, a pop at United’s legendary Class of 92, his feud with Arsenal’s Patrick Vieira, bust-ups with former team-mates and his bitter fall-out with boss Sir Alex Ferguson which triggered his departure from Old Trafford and switch to Celtic in 2005.