Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane is one player who has been dividing opinions ever since he hung up his boots a few years ago. The former Republic of Ireland international left Old Trafford under clouded circumstances and since then, has never stopped for a moment to critcise his former employers.
Now, the former Sunderland manager says that he was never a fan of the Red Devils and was more into Tottenham and Glenn Hoddle during his playing days despite never playing for the Spurs.
“I didn’t even think I was a Man United fan when I was playing for them,” Keane said at a recent Q&A for children’s charity Barretstown.
“I was more of a Spurs fan, believe it or not. God knows where that came from. But no, ‘fan’ [of United] is too strong of a word.”
He added: “Just because I played for Manchester United didn’t mean I was a fan of the team. Of course, if they’re playing Liverpool these days I would want United to win.
“But when I left a club, I broke my ties.”
Keane also revealed that he had also had the chance to make it at White Hart Lane as a youngster.
“When I played for Rockmount, one of my team-mate’s fathers used to bring me to training and he supported Tottenham,” the ex-Republic of Ireland skipper added. “I suppose that’s where it started. I liked their players, the likes of Glenn Hoddle and Clive Allen.