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Gary Neville Couldn't Believe That Roy Keane's Was Ever Annoyed By Denis Irwin

Gary Neville Couldn't Believe That Roy Keane's Was Ever Annoyed By Denis Irwin
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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It doesn't take much to annoy Roy Keane.

The Irish legend can be wound up at the best of times, with even the smallest action or comment setting him off at times. That is certainly the case in his role as a pundit, as it was when he was a player.

He fell out with numerous teammates down through the years, but as it turns out, even those who he did like often wound him up the wrong way.

Roy Keane on rooming with Denis Irwin

Take Denis Irwin for example.

Widely regarded as one of the nicest men in football, he acted as Roy Keane's roommate with both Ireland and Manchester United for a number of years.


The two got on very well by all accounts, but that doesn't mean the former Sunderland boss didn't get annoyed with him at times.

Speaking on The World Cup Meet-Up, he recalled how Irwin's love of golf caused issues between the pair. Gary Neville couldn't believe that anyone could be annoyed by the defender, who he labelled as 'the most nicest, most pleasent, placid bloke you will ever meet'.


That didn't stop Roy though.

You can watch the clip from around 4:00 in the video below.

I used to room with Denis Irwin. Denis was my roommate with Ireland and United. I don't think players have roommates now but we did back then.

Denis used to annoy me quite a bit. He did...

He is (the nicest and quietest person you'll ever meet), but he's annoying.

Denis used to love the golf, he used to always be watching the golf. There always seemed to be a golf tournament on. I'd be like 'Denis, come on'.

There was no iPads or all that, but I will forgive him for that. Denis was good company of course, I'll forgive him for that.

Classic Keane.

Denis Irwin would retire from international football in 1999, meaning whoever was his new roommate probably annoyed him even more.


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