Roy Keane admitted that he had only once asked for a shirt swap with another footballer but was turned down.
Keane, who speaks to fellow Manchester United legend Gary Neville on the subject of ‘overlap’, ‘hates’ public attention, but when he meets other celebrities, he changes his mind about life.
Keane opened up to Neville and answered everything he wanted to know about him
“I asked a player to hand me a shirt, and I’m sorry about that,” Keane explained.
“Before the World Cup, 94, [Ireland] Germany played friendly, well, we beat them, I was polite and clean [Matthias] Summer, said no, I said ‘you f *****’, that’s all.
“I thought, I shouldn’t ask anyone. Honestly it’s polite. I do not want his jersey.”
Dortmund legend Matthias Summer insults Keane, wearing a number six jersey
The only turning point in Keane’s jersey trading came early in his career at Manchester United.
“If I really wanted to talk to someone, maybe that would be the case [Zinedine] Sedan or someone else, after that I was like, ‘Do you know how stupid it is to transfer a jersey?’ “Keane continued.
“Sedan, I remember we played with United. We’m going after the Madrid game. Maybe you’re going to go to a player.
Keane was tempted to change shirts with Real Madrid legend Zidane when he played for United.
They didn’t end up, Keane is happy.
Although he has revealed that he does not like to be famous, the Irishman is always subject to the requests of the fans.
“People who attack you with your phones or shirts, I think ‘you’ are boring,” he said. “People who respect you leave you alone.”
However, when Keane spoke about requests for photos, Neville asked him when he arrived in a room with Man United teammate Mohammed Ali that he was also considering violating his own rule.
“If I had chosen someone, it would have been the perfect situation.
Muhammad calls Ali “the greatest” and Keane asks for a photo with him
“But when all the boys went there I thought, ‘No, just leave him alone. I’m glad I did.’
His attitude towards autographs, photos and shirt swapping will not surprise anyone.
When the former United team faced Manchester City last December, Keane had previously discussed his annoyance that modern football players are so friendly.
Opponents Harry Maguire and John Stone were friendly but he was not impressed with how friendly they were on the field.
John Stones and Harry Maguire kissed the whistle the whole time, upsetting Keane
Keane said: “At the end of the game, the staff and players hug, smile and chat. Go down the tunnel, I do not understand! Everyone wants to be friends and be popular!
“For these clubs, especially for Man United, you play to win football matches! Don’t be friends with everyone!
Two reservations in a derby match. I have never seen so much hugging and talking after the game. This is a derby match!
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