Mark Clattenburg says Roy Keane intimidated him when he was a young EPL referee

Mark Clattenburg says Roy Keane intimidated him when he was a young EPL referee

- Mark Clattenburg has stated that Roy Keane was very difficult during his playing days

- The English referee added that the Man United legend used to shout on the pitch

- Roy Keane spent most of his playing career at Manchester United winning 17 titles

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Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has explained that Manchester United legend Roy Keane used to intimidate him when he started his career in officiating.

The 45-year-old was one of the best referees during his active officiating days in the Premier League considering his superb performances.

One of his best performances in officiating was at the final of the 2016 Champions League in which Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid to lift the trophy.

Mark Clattenburg was also the one in charge of the 2016 Euro final in which Portugal beat reigning world champions France.

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In total, Mark was a referee in the Premier League between the year 2004 and 2017 before he decided to move to the Saudi Arabian League.

According to the report on Daily Mail, Mark Clattenburg explained that Roy Keane used to shout at him during his days in the Premier League.

''Especially when I was a young referee, I was probably a little bit intimidated, but then the more I got to know him, you see a different side of him especially when he’s working as a pundit.
''When he was on the pitch, oh my god he was a player that you would never, ever trust because he would put a tackle in and as a referee, if you missed it, you were the one that got the blame - not Roy Keane for actually making the tackle.''
Mark Clattenburg and Roy Keane in action in the Premier League

Mark Clattenburg says Roy Keane intimidated him when he was a young referee. Photo by Ben Radford
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paul Scholes hailed Bruno Fernandes' impact at Man United since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon during the January transfer window.

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Fernandes has established himself as one of United's talisman, winning the side crucial matches whenever called upon.

The Portuguese playmaker helped the Red Devils earn a Champions League slot last season in what was an enthralling finish to the campaign that saw the Manchester side seal a third-place slot.

And the midfielder has picked from where he left this term, finding the back of the net six times so far in the league.

He was key to United's scrappy 1-0 over West Bromwich on Saturday, November 21, scoring the only goal of the match from the penalty spot.

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