The Guardian's Daniel Taylor asked Roy Keane about Alfie Inge Haaland's response to his comments about him in his book. Keane said that he regretted many things but his tackle on Haaland was not one of them.
Former Blackburn and Southampton player Egil Ostenstad, a Norwegian international like Haaland, asked the former Leeds and Man City player if he could get a Twitter response to what the Ireland assistant manager had said about him. Haaland tweeted (and soon deleted) saying "can't take a man seriously when hes got a beard like..." and included a picture of Saddam Hussein.
Keane was dismissive of Haaland as a player and competely dismissive of his response once he found out it had been made using Twitter.
Daniel Taylor: Have you seen Alf Inge Haaland’s response?
Roy Keane: I played against him, I know what he’s like.
DT: So what’s he like to play against?
RK: [Long pause] Weak.
RK: Everything. [Long pause] Average player.
DT: You say “sneaky” in the book.
RK: Sneaky? That’s being polite. What did he say? What was his response then?
DT: It was on Twitter, about your beard.
RK: On Twitter? I’ll say no more.