Micah Richards winds up Roy Keane with Alf Inge Haaland joke 1 month ago

Micah Richards winds up Roy Keane with Alf Inge Haaland joke

"He's waiting for Roy over there, I've never seen Roy so nervous."

Micah Richards made a joke at Roy Keane's expense after Erling Haaland scored twice for Manchester City on his Premier League debut.

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Keane and Haaland's father Alf Inge had several run-ins during their playing careers.

Following Man City's 2-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday, Richards couldn't resist making a joke about the long-running feud.

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"He's waiting for Roy over there," Richards said about Alf Inge Haaland, who was in attendance at the London Stadium for the game. "I've never seen Roy so nervous!"

Keane took the jibe in good spirits, and joked, "I think he said to wait for me over there!"

In April 2001, Man United captain Keane was sent off after committing one of the most infamous fouls in Premier League history on then-Man City midfielder Alf Inge Haaland.

The pair previously had an on-pitch dispute when Keane suffered a serious knee injury against Leeds in 1997.

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Roy Keane praises Haaland after Man City debut.

Keane, however, praised Erling Haaland for his performance against West Ham on Sunday.

“Haaland gives them a different option," the former Celtic midfielder, 50, said on Sky Sports.

"City’s passing and the way they wore West Ham down, who are no mugs. They toyed with them. But even when teams push up, Haaland will threaten in behind now.

"It’s going to be a different challenge for defenders now with Haaland running in behind. West Ham didn’t cope."

The former Man United captain also compared the Norwegian striker, 22, to Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Haaland is like Ronaldo with his darting runs," Keane said.

"He doesn’t want to get too involved with the build-up but when it comes in the box he’s alive. In this City team, he’s capable of smashing records.”


"I think he sees me as one of his sons or something"

Micah Richards on what it is like working with Roy Keane on Sky Sports.

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