ROY KEANE has lifted the lid on a “bizarre” Sir Alex Ferguson habit that used to drive him mad.
The midfielder played an integral role in much of Manchester United’s success in the 90s and early noughties.
Keane eventually left Old Trafford after clashing with Ferguson.
But before his departure, the Irishman became annoyed at the gaffer’s behaviour during international breaks.
Keane claimed to Sky Bet that the club put “pressure” on him over his international career, believing Ireland not to be that important.
The former United captain said: “I was under constant pressure when I was going away with Ireland from the Manchester United manager.
“Constantly told, you shouldn’t be going over.
“Even if you weren’t injured and you had a little knock, they wouldn’t want you going, it was constant pressure.
“I used to see other lads going away and it used to frustrate me, I always felt like they looked at Ireland as maybe not as important as England.
“I thought the club and the manager had an issue with me going to play with Ireland and it used to drive me mad, and it put you under huge pressure. I found it very strange and bizarre why a manager would do that to any player.”
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Keane and Ferguson had a famous falling-out over an unaired interview the player gave to MUTV.
He was shipped out of the club in 2005 after 12 years of service.
Before that moment, the two were major parts of the Red Devils’ winning machine that swept up an incredible amount of trophies.
During his time at United, Keane won the Premier League seven times, FA Cup four times and the Champions League once.
Source: The Sun