Leeds United: Lorimer hits out at Keane comments on Haaland horror tackle

Alfie Haaland.
Alfie Haaland.
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LEEDS UNITED legend Peter Lorimer has hit out at comments made by Roy Keane in his latest autobiography on the horror tackle which ended the career of former Whites midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland.

Keane’s explosive new book, entitled The Second Half, is the talk of football after being serialised in the Daily Mirror and in it, the former Manchester United captain reiterated his stance over the X-rated challenge that finished the Norweigan’s career prematurely in 2001 - insisting he has ‘no regrets.’.

Writing in his first autobiography, Keane admitted he set out to injure Haaland, then playing for Manchester City, at Old Trafford on that day in 2001 as retribution for rupturing his cruciate ligament when attempting to foul Haaland in a game at Elland Road in September 1997.

Famously, Haaland, then in the colours of Leeds, claimed his opponent was feigning injury, with Keane going onto be sidelined for nine months - with a feud ensuing between the pair.

Lorimer, speaking in his exclusive column in the YEP, said: “Obviously, I was disappointed to read that he still would have done the same to Alfie Haaland with that tackle.

“His mind hasn’t changed and he does not feel any remorse from it and he meant it and that sticks.”

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