They have a few drinks, and maybe the prawn sandwiches, and they don't realise what's going on out on the pitch.

— Roy Keane

The most sublime Roy Keane quotes that will transform you to a better person

No celebrity bullshit,no self promotion,an amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being


Aggression is what I do. I go to war. You don't contest football matches in a reasonable state of mind.


I don't believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches.

It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.


I got Robbie's mobile number and rang him.

It went to his voicemail: 'Hi, it's Robbie - whazzup!' Like the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought: 'I can't be f****** signing that'.


Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.


People say I'm hard, I'm Mr Angry. I'm this, I'm that. I just want to win matches. There's no point going out there and being Mr Nice Guy. We get 55,000 at Old Trafford and I don't think they want fellas going out there and thinking: Ah, if we lose, so what?


Man United, for all the doom and gloom, they're still the best club on the planet, they've got the best supporters and the best manager... United will always be United. To me, they are still the best and whatever disappointments they're having at the moment, don't worry, they'll bounce back. They always do.


Yorkie has officially retired about 5 times.

.. The man's a clown... People are going on about the game and agents and directors of football and managers losing their jobs, but we should be worried about people like him... Clowns. That's the last time I'm going to say clown... If he's the vice-president of FIFA, God help us all.


Happiness is not being afraid.


I'm not at Manchester United to keep everyone happy.


I can't understand why people in Scotland rave about Darren Fletcher.


I was a big fan of Maradona growing up and of the current crop Ronaldo is good but Messi is the best I’ve ever seen. I don’t dish out praise lightly but Messi deserves it. I look for weaknesses in his game and I can’t find them.


About Roy Keane

Quotes 40 sayings
Nationality Irish
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

It was Tottenham at home. I thought: 'Please don't go on about Tottenham, we all know what Tottenham are about. They are nice and tidy but we'll f****** do them.' Alex came in and said: 'Lads, it's only Tottenham.' And that was it! Brilliant!


Hopefully kids will look at me and see that your dreams can come true.


I hate losing in training, I'm always arguing, having a go at everybody.

I take my job very seriously.'


Maybe Gary (Neville) deserves to be chased up a tunnel every now and then - there would be a queue for him, probably. But you have to draw a line eventually.


Patrick Vieira is 6 foot 4, and he starts having a go at Gary Neville, so I said 'come on have a go at me,' that's it.


I still say the '94 Double team is the best.

They could outfight you or outplay you, depending on the way you wanted it. But this side is moving in the same direction.


There has been lots of things said about me over the years.

I am happy to comment on people's opinion in football I respect, but Tony Cascarino is a man I certainly do not respect, for a lot of reasons, and if I told you, you would be shocked. So the day I worry about Tony Cascarino will be a very sad day of my life.


Some people come to Old Trafford and can't spell football, let alone understand it. They have a few drinks and a prawn sandwich but don't realise what's happening on the pitch


Before the game there was all this stuff about anti-racism and anti-bullying.

It would be a good idea to start wearing wristbands for anti-diving.


I am not naive enough to settle for anything less than a reasonable valuation of my worth.


I love it when the team scores... the lads are always giving me stick because of it, but I'm just so happy I can't help it.


When results aren't good the manager gets the sack, that's the game.


Just because a club says a player is not for sale, it doesn't necessarily mean that.


The last time I was charged by the FA they had a murder lawyer in against me, so it's going to be a hard case to win.


A lot has been written about my age and my injuries.

A lot of people think I'm going to be 94. I'm actually 34 and I feel quite good. I'm sure the fans will judge me on what I do on the pitch, not what I say.


These so-called big stars are people we are supposed to be looking up to.

Well they are weak and soft. Priorities have changed in football and they are being dictated to by their wives.


If you love Senegal so much, why don't you play for them?


The type of game I play, I'm going to pick injuries and suspensions, unfortunately.


I think players tend to get anxious if they've not really done things properly - like eating, resting or training. If you're fully prepared you've got nothing to worry about - it's just a game of football.


United could soon overtake Arsenal as the chief threat to Chelsea, and defiant Keane vowed: We will keep fighting to the end. We are Manchester United, that is what we do.


People say 'go with the flow' but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish.


I just hope he doesn't frighten the players 'cos they're frigtened enough right now.


Sometimes you wonder, do referees understand the game of football?


If it's not a contract I want then I won't sign it. That's not a threat.


If it had come to a fight, Patrick [Vieira] could probably have killed me.


I don't think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell football, never mind understand it.


He's been like a fresh of breath air.