Gerard Pique has admitted he was once nonetheless frightened assembly Roy Keane years after leaving Manchester United.
Pique spent 4 years at Previous Trafford between 2004 and 2008. He made a complete of 23 appearances for the membership ahead of returning to Barcelona, the place he was once introduced throughout the adolescence ranks forward of his resolution to signal for United.
The centre-back has loved nice good fortune since leaving United. Pique, 35, has gained 8 Los angeles Liga titles, 3 Champions Leagues, seven Copa del Reys, six Spanish Tremendous Cups and 3 FIFA Membership Global Cups all the way through his keep on the Nou Camp.
In spite of that good fortune, Pique has joked he was once nonetheless frightened when assembly Keane, his former captain, lengthy after he left United. “Everyone knows what Roy is like,” Pique advised Sky Guess’s The Overlap.
“If you end up 17, you take a look at Roy another way as a result of I had simply arrived, I did not know him and it was once roughly horrifying. I take into account, a couple of years later when I used to be enjoying for Barcelona, we performed Celtic and he was once doing a TV programme. I used to be strolling after the sport and he got here to speak to me and a part of me was once like that little child after I first arrived in Manchester.
“I believed, argh s***, Roy Keane is coming! He stated ‘come on Gerard!’ I stated hi and we talked, it was once superb, however I take into account at the moment when I used to be 17, Roy was once the captain, he was once a powerful voice, all the time a tricky message. He was once an excellent captain however he was once difficult from time to time.”