Manchester United legends Roy Keane and Peter Schmeichel haven’t been best of pals all through their career, and now in their 50s, their animosity from their playing careers haven’t died down.
The duo were key in helping Manchester United to a famous treble in 1999, but the rivalry from their playing career is seemingly ongoing.
Roy Keane is never one to shy away from words, and has thrown a dig at the legendary goalkeeper.
Keane has come out to say that Peter Schmeichel was overrated during his playing career.
In an interview with his former team-mate Gary Neville on Sky Sports Podcast The Overlap, Keane was asked 50 quick-fire questions to mark his birthday celebrations.
And when asked the best goalkeeper he’d played with, Keane said: “I suppose I’d have to say Peter but I still feel he was overrated. He was.
Keane was asked to expand on what he said, and he went on: “I just don’t think he was as good as everyone made out. But he was very good.”
Surprisingly, Schmeichel had the chance to respond to what Keane said while on beIN SPORTS alongside Richard Keys and Andy Gray, but the former Dane international had nothing to say to Keane.
When asked if he had a response, Schmeichel said: “I actually don’t”, while smiling away.
Meanwhile, Keane had written in his autobiography how he came to exchanging of blows with Schmeichel.
“I had a bust-up with Peter when we were on a pre-season tour of Asia, in 1998, just after I came back from my cruciate injury. I think we were in Hong Kong. There was drink involved,” Keane wrote in his second autobiography.
“Myself and Nicky Butt had had a night out, and we bumped into Peter at the hotel reception desk. It was about two in the morning.
“We said a few words to one another – a bit of banter, a bit of stick. I went to Nicky’s room for some room service, had a sandwich, got up to go – and Peter was waiting for me, outside the room.
“He said, ‘I’ve had enough of you. It’s time we sorted this out’. So I said, ‘Okay.’
“And we had a fight. It felt like ten minutes. There was a lot of noise – Peter’s a big lad.”
Do you think Roy Keane has gone below the belt with his criticism of Schmeichel?