Roy Keane had a 'win at all costs' mentality during his playing days. It led him to the very top of the game, acting as the leader of a Manchester United team that was the dominant force in English football during the 1990s and early 2000s.
He carried that into his managerial career, although it has been said that his sky high expectations ultimately held him back in dealing with players less talented than himself.
It probably wouldn't surprise you to learn that Keane was also hugely competitive off the pitch. We have heard numerous examples of this over the years, but there is perhaps no better proof than this video.
The footage is from a documentary called Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land, which followed the club's progress in the 1999/00 season, the campaign after their historic treble.
In the clip, Alex Ferguson had organised a table quiz for players and members of staff. However, Keane gets the hump when he is losing, claiming the quiz is fixed. He eventually storms off in disgust.
Old tape footage of a Manchester United team bonding table quiz from two decades ago. Good laugh watching Roy Keane lose the head as the coaching staff rack up all the correct answers. Keane believed the quiz to be fixed. He simply didn't like losing that man. pic.twitter.com/XePATxPp0A
— Football Analysis (@obsessfooty) November 6, 2020
John, were you asked to change the questions about two minutes ago yeah?
I think you were, weren't you? You were asked to change all the questions. You were...
You fixed it man, you know you have. Cheaters!
Of course, the relationship between the Irishman and Ferguson would sour during their final years together at Old Trafford.
Knowing Keane, we wouldn't be surprised if it all stemmed from him feeling he was hard done by in a team bonding table quiz.