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Former United Player Recalls How Roy Keane Called Out Brazilian World Cup Winner

Former United Player Recalls How Roy Keane Called Out Brazilian World Cup Winner

It's fair to say Bruno Fernandes has had a sizeable impact during his brief time at Old Trafford. Joining a Manchester United team that was struggled to create chances for the first half of the season, they look a much more potent unit in attack since he signed from Sporting Lisbon.

The midfielder has scored five goals and registered three assists in eight Premier League appearances, with two of those goals coming from the penalty spot. With Paul Pogba also coming back into the side having missed much of the season due to injury, the two have already struck a promising partnership.

Despite this, one former Manchester United player feels that neither player would make the starting XI during the peak of the Alex Ferguson era.

Eric Djemba-Djemba, the Cameroonian midfielder so good that they named him twice, spent two years at Old Trafford from 2003-2005, and speaking to BettingApps.com, he said that neither Fernandes nor Pogba would make the United midfield during his time at the club.

Fernandes and Pogba would definitely have been on the bench behind [Roy] Keane and [Paul] Scholes.

Those two were amazing together. Roy Keane was like a coach, like a manager to the team.

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Speaking of Keane, Djemba-Djemba also recalled an incident where he rinsed a World Cup winner at halftime of a Champions League match.

Kleberson was part of Brazil's victorious squad at the 2002 tournament in Japan and South Korea, but would go on to have an unsuccessful spell at United. He certainly failed to live up to Keane's expectations, with Djemba-Djemba recalling one occasion in particular:

I remember one Champions League game at Old Trafford, we went into the dressing room and Roy Keane was screaming at him!

'He said "You need to wake-up! You need to give everything, you need to tackle! Why don't you want to want to play? You just won The World Cup! What's happened? You need to play better!"

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