Sat 28 August 2021 | 12:36

Zidane the only Madrid player Keane would have swapped shirt with

The former Irish footballer is well-known in European football as he made a name for himself at Nottingham Forest before making a move to Manchester United, where he gained great success, while representing his country impressively.

Roy Keane

contributed to seven Premier League titles during his career as well as one Champions League.

The tough-tackling central midfielder hung up his boots in 2006 after playing for Celtic for a short period and he continued as a manager and then a pundit.

He is well-known for his irascible nature and ironic humor and he hardly ever praises people. Therefore, when he admitted that he would have liked to have swapped shirts with

Zinedine Zidane

, the

Real Madrid

icon, it means a lot.

The 50-year-old said that in a dog-walk conversation with Gary Neville, his United teammate, when playing under Sir Alex Ferguson. Keane revealed that Zidane was the only player he wished he had asked for his shirt, with the duo playing against each other when the Frenchman was with Juventus, Madrid and France.

After the Madrid game we were walking off together sometimes that just happens,”

Keane said.

“I was kind of looking at him and he was kind of looking at me, and I was hoping he was going to ask me [laughs]. But we didn’t and I’m glad, although that was the only time where I was thinking will I or won’t I.”

source: SportMob

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