Roy Keane recalls time when Wayne Rooney denied him watching rugby league

Roy Keane has recalled a funny tale of when Wayne Rooney turned rugby league off for the X-Factor on a Manchester United away trip.

Former England favourite Rooney had only just made the move to United from his boyhood club Everton and it was his first away trip, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s facing Newcastle.

Rooney recalls: “I’ll always remember my first away trip and having an argument with Roy Keane.

“Roy was watching rugby the night before we played Newcastle away. He went to get his food so I turned the channel over and put X-Factor on and hid the remote.”

But Ireland legend Keane wasn’t pleased about being denied watching rugby league that night!

Keane said: “We certainly didn’t have an argument let me tell you.

“I like my rugby league and someone changed the channel and I wasn’t happy.

“We didn’t have an argument about it because the next day I came down for breakfast and Wayne said to me ‘did you find the controls?’ and I just told him where to go and that was it, so if thats an argument then god help us.”

Roy Keane on Rooney and the X Factor

Roy Keane reacts to Wayne Rooney's story about turning the rugby off for the X Factor, then hiding the remote 😂😂

Posted by Soccer AM on Friday, 24 April 2020

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