Pique was terrified of Roy Keane!
Former Manchester United central defender Gerard Pique, now of Barcelona, has admitted that it wasn’t Sir Alex Ferguson who he was scared of during his time at Old Trafford but midfielder Roy Keane, according to the Express.
Pique spent the early part of his career with United but never quite nailed a first team place down at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson before departing, much like Cesc Fabregas, to rejoin Barcelona and return to the Nou Camp.
Now the Spanish international has been taking questions from the readers of FourFourTwo magazine and, when asked about whether he was afraid former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, known for his infamous hairdryer, Pique instead said that it was notorious midfield hardman Keane who he was scared of:
“I remember we were in the changing room at Old Trafford and my phone started vibrating. Keano could hear the vibrations and went crazy trying to find out who the phone belonged to. That’s who he was.”
“Before we beat Celtic 1-0 last season, I noticed him by the side of the pitch as a pundit as we went to warm up. I hid my face with my hand because he still scares me.”
Keane, who was captain at Old Trafford for a number of years before departing to Celtic after falling out with Ferguson, was known for his terrifying demeanor – something that has continued on the touchlines, with Keane currently sporting a huge beard whilst in his role as assistant manager at Aston Villa.
Pique, meanwhile, was linked with a potential returned to United this summer, but the Spanish international is still at the Nou Camp and looking to recover from an injury plagued couple of years.