Video: “Not sure why, but I did” – Man Utd legend reveals he was a Spurs fan

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Over the years, Roy Keane has established himself as one of the more recognised pundits on television.

The Manchester United legend is known for his no-nonsense approach when it comes to describing given his view on Premier League football.

Keane was part of the panel for Sky Sports’ coverage of Sunday’s top flight action, which included a 3-1 win for Spurs away to Sheffield United.

The former Republic of Ireland midfielder revealed that he was a Tottenham fan as a child, but could not remember why he chose the North Londoners when Manchester United, Liverpool or Celtic are typically the teams of choice in his home country.

The former Republic of Ireland captain stated: “Growing up in Ireland, you were either a Man Utd or Liverpool fan… or Celtic.

“Strangely enough, I supported Spurs. Not sure why, but I did.”

It is not the first time that Keane has described his past support of Tottenham. He revealed in his 2002 autobiography“Just because I played for Manchester United didn’t mean I was a fan of the team.

“When I played for Rockmount, one of my team-mate’s fathers used to bring me to training and he supported Tottenham.

“That’s where it started… I liked their players, the likes of Glenn Hoddle and Clive Allen.

“But after I’d come back from trial at Nottingham Forest, Spurs offered me a trial.

“I turned it down because Forest had been good me, I liked the club and felt some loyalty to them.

“I had a soft spot for Spurs, and still do.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

It certainly would have been great to see Roy Keane in a Spurs shirt back in the day. Such comments are an indication of the support that Spurs have, and the fanbase continues to grow Worldwide to this day.

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