As hard as it is to believe for those of us who remember watching him play like it was yesterday, Roy Keane is 50. To celebrate his milestone birthday, we've been decided to republish just a few of the (many) Roy Keane stories we've shared over the years. A character like no other.
The FA Cup has certainly lost most of its lustre over the last couple of decades. Once the biggest cup competition in the game, it is now largely treated as an afterthought by most Premier League clubs.
That is a shame, with intense FA Cup ties providing some of our fondest memories over the years. A video clip that is doing the rounds today showed how crazy those games used to be.
It is a highlight video of the the game between Wimbledon and Manchester United from 1994, a match Alex Ferguson's side would win 3-0.
It featured brilliant goals from Eric Cantona and Denis Irwin, but the most eye-catching part is probably the battle between Vinnie Jones and a fresh-faced Roy Keane in the midfield.
Jones' antics could generously be described as 'full blooded'. It is incredible that he managed to stay on the pitch for the full 90 minutes. Sit back and enjoy this one.
Here's a young Roy Keane and Vinnie Jones taking lumps out of each other to brighten up your Sunday afternoon.pic.twitter.com/cTeYITR8HK
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The Wales international certainly wouldn't get away with that carry on in the modern game.
This was actually Roy Keane's first season at Manchester United, one that would end up in a league and cup double. We're not sure what became of him after that...