Roy Keane: Big Interview Icon
08.22.2021 - By The Big Interview with Graham Hunter
Welcome to our Big Interview Icons series where we shine a light on a legend whose name has lit up some of the conversations I’ve had with my guests over the years. This episode focuses on Roy Keane.Darren Fletcher believes that Roy was underrated in terms of his passing and ball control simply because he played alongside the magnificent Paul Scholes.Quinton Fortune tells us about receiving a kick from Roy in training for trying something he wouldn’t do during a match. The intensely competitive sessions meant that when Saturday came, United felt they could take on anyone.Kevin Kilbane reflects on the notorious Saipan incident during the 2002 World Cup. Had Roy stayed on board, Kev reckons Ireland could have gone all the way to the final.Jason McAteer states that Roy’s ability to read the game was second to none, and speaks about how he came round to liking and admiring the man.As kids, Jonny Evans and Alex Bruce both idolised Roy and ended up playing under him at Sunderland and Ipswich respectively. They say you should never meet your heroes, but Roy made a positive impression on both players.Enjoy possibly the best Big Interview Icon so far.Graham See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.