Former Manchester United Captain Roy Keane paid a unique visit to his old teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last week. Following his exit from Manchester United last November, the former manager returned home to Kristiansund in Norway and has taken up a role coaching his son's under-14 team.
Despite offers from various clubs to re-ignite his managerial career, the former Manchester United player has chosen to spend time at home with his family, coaching his son's team being his first 'official' job since being sacked by Manchester United
Roy Keane attends Solskjaer's training
Solskjaer now coaches his son's under 14 team, who most recently won their league last season. The team trained as normal last Tuesday night, but were surprised to see Solskjaer's former Manchester United teammate and captain Roy Keane standing on the sidelines, watching training.
Keane's appearance in Kristiansund was a surprise to many, as word quickly spread of the former Manchester United Captain's attendance, sparking many to drive down to the training ground to get a picture with Keane.
Unlike the NFL game he attended last month, Keane was happy to oblige as he signed numerous autographs and posed for photos with the team and supporters.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now coaching Kristiansund U14. Big team, won the local league. Today Roy Keane visit the team on practice. Will Ole and Roy be coaching a team together in the future? pic.twitter.com/kP3K5FP7e4
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One supporter spoke about Keane's surprise appearance at training, saying,
'He was very nice. It is clear that it was fun to meet him. Roy Keane and Eric Cantona. They were the biggest heroes when I was young.'
Keane was supposedly fond of the facilities at Kristiansund Football Club, as another supporter says,
'He said it was an intimate and nice track. It goes without saying that it was great to stand with one of the greatest United legends of all time.
The reason behind Keane's visit is unknown, as Solksjaer and Keane himself have refrained from commenting on the visit. The two have a long history of friendship, playing for Manchester United together for nine years. In his autobiography, Keane speaks highly of Solskjaer's loyalty as one of his closest allies during the fallout with Alex Ferguson.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried defending Roy Keane in the infamous team meeting with Ferguson in 2005. Roy Keane defended Solskjaer until the very end of his managerial days. Roy Keane is part of The Olehive pic.twitter.com/qf8zDB7nPt
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