Pique: Keane almost made me s**t myself

Daniel Storey

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has described his fear of his former Manchester United captain Roy Keane.

Pique joined Manchester United from Barcelona in 2004, but rejoined his former side in 2008 having failed to break into the first team.

However, he as at Old Trafford for long enough to feel the wrath of Keane. It happens to them all.

Writing for the Players’ Tribune, Pique revealed:

‘So we’re sitting there waiting for the gaffer to come in and speak to us, and I’m literally sitting right next to Roy Keane. The dressing room is so small that our legs are almost touching. There’s no space at all.

‘It’s dead quiet. All of a sudden, you could hear this little vibration. Very soft.

‘Bzzzzzz ……

‘………….. Bzzzzzzz.

‘Roy is looking around the room.

‘Bzzzzzzz …..

‘Oh, shit.

‘I realize it’s me. It’s my cell phone. I left it on vibrate, and it’s in the pocket of my pants, stuffed in the clothes bag that’s hanging right behind Roy’s head.

‘Roy can’t find where the noise is coming from. Now he’s looking around the room like a maniac. His eyes are darting everywhere, and he’s trying to figure it out. You know the famous scene with Jack Nicholson in The Shining, when he bursts through the door? That’s what he looked like.

‘He screams out to everybody, “Whose phone is that?!”


‘He asks again.


‘He asks a third time.

‘“Whose. Bloody. F*****g. Phone. Is. That?!”

‘Finally, I spoke up, like a little boy. Very softly, I said, “I’m so sorry. It’s mine.”

‘Roy put his arm around me, and he laughed, and he told me not to worry about it.


‘…. No, come on, of course I’m joking! Roy lost his mind! He went nuts in front of everybody! It was incredible. I almost shit myself. But it was a good lesson.’


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