Back in 2020 former United goalkeeper Luke Steele Undr The Cosh podcast admits that some of the United players were seriously intimated by former Manchester United and Irish captain Roy Keane.
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“I wouldn’t say I’m scared of him now, but I will say that he’s one of the most influential people I’ve ever been around – and I’ve met Nelson Mandela!”
“This actually sticks out in my mind. When I was number three, there was me, Tim Howard and Edwin van der Sar,” Steele began, per the Daily Star.
“Tony Coton – the goalkeeping coach – when we went over to do the games, he said to me one day: ‘Have you ever noticed that you’re always on Roy Keane’s side?’.
“And I was like oh not really.
“And he said ‘yeah because the other two are s*** scared, so they always choose the other team’, van der Sar and Tim Howard.
“And it’s true, you don’t want to be on his side, you’d rather be playing against him because you know you’re not going to get a b*******ing from him.