Roy Keane claims he was better than Arsenal rival Patrick Vieira and says Man Utd icon Peter Schmeichel was 'overrated'

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Roy Keane claims he was a better player than Arsenal icon and former arch-rival Patrick Vieira.

The ex-Republic of Ireland international also reckons Peter Schmeichel was the best goalkeeper he played with but is still OVERRATED.

Speaking to ex-United team-mate Gary Neville on The Overlap vodcast, Keane admitted: "I thought I was better than Patrick [Vieira], yeah."

Keane and Vieira shared many battles, with the Irishman once accusing the Frenchman of bullying Neville in a famous tunnel bust-up.

Discussing Schmeichel, Keane admitted he was the best goalkeeper he played with but doesn't think he's as good as people claim.

The Danish legend is widely regarded as the greatest stopper ever to grace the Premier League since the competition's inception in 1992.

Becks was always on the phone, wasn't he?

Keane told G-Nev when asked: "I suppose I’d have to say Peter [is the best I've played with] but I still think he was overrated.

"I just don’t think he was as good as everyone made out but he was very good."

Keane also discussed his spat with ex-Premier League star Alf-Inge Haaland, better known today as Erling's dad.

The two fell out when the Norway international accused Keane of feigning injury as he laid on the floor with a ruptured cruciate ligament in 1997.


When they faced each other again four years later in the Manchester derby, Keane produced an infamous knee-high tackle on Haaland.

The Manchester City ace never completed 90 minutes of professional football again, although that wasn't to do with Keane's horror challenge.

Keane told Neville: "The Haaland stuff when I got injured. It was a bit stupid but I don't think I deserved doing my cruciate for it."

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