Keane says Schmeichel was "overrated" and insists he was better than Vieira
Manchester United legend Roy Keane has dubbed a former team-mate as “over-rated” and taken another dig at rival Patrick Vieira.
The Irishman played a crucial role in the club’s title-winning success, with seven Premier League titles and the historic treble in the 1998/99 season.
But the 50-year-old is also a favourite among fans for his no-nonsense approach to media commitments, leaving them in stitches with his honest answers.
And former team-mate Peter Schmeichel, who played with Keane for six seasons at Old Trafford, has become the latest victim.
The Dane is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to ever play in the Premier League, winning the Player of the Season award in the 1995/96 campaign.
When asked by Gary Neville for his best shot-stopper on The Overlap, though, the Irishman said: "I suppose I’d have to say Peter but I still think he was overrated.”
Keane’ team-mate was left surprised by the answer before Keane added: "I just don’t think he was as good as everyone made out but he was very good."
The 50-year-old was being asked 50 quick-fire questions by the former United left-back.
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And he was also asked about former Arsenal rival Vieira, a player he famously clashed with in the tunnel before a 2005 clash between the clubs.
When asked about the Frenchman, Keane simply said: "I thought I was better than Patrick [Vieira], yeah."
The United legend was also asked about the worst game of his career by Neville, picking a Champions League clash with Real Madrid.
And the Irishman blamed it all on yoga, saying: "I'll tell you, I remember we played Real Madrid one time at home.
"I'd just tried yoga a couple of days before that, and I couldn't get going, my energy was low, and it was Real Madrid at home.
"I couldn't get a kick, and I was taken off, and I remember thinking I'm finished at real top-level football."
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