Thierry Henry and Roy Keane have engaged in a lovely debate over the greatest moment in the history of the rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United.
Arsenal and United regularly engaged in numerous competitive games at the turn of the millennium, with no other side winning the Premier League title between 1996 and 2004.
Perhaps their most memorable meeting came in September 2003, where they drew 0-0 in a game dubbed the ‘Battle of Old Trafford’.
In a particularly full-throttle affair, Patrick Vieira was sent off for Arsenal, while Ruud van Nistelrooy missed a subsequent last-minute penalty to win the match. Martin Keown then went absolutely mental
Arsenal would go on to finish the season unbeaten, claiming the Premier League crown and boasting a 15-point gap over Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
Henry and Keane discussed the game with Sky Sports.
“On the day, Van Nistelrooy during the whole game, he wound everyone up,” said Henry. “He got Patrick Vieira sent off in that game.”
Keane disagreed, stating: “Patrick got himself sent off in that game. Arsenal players that day crossed that line.
“Why does Martin Keown regret his actions on that day? Martin has done some daft things on the pitch so he must have done something wrong to regret that.”