Rio Ferdinand reveals Man United legend who once punched his teammate on the pitch

Rio Ferdinand reveals Man United legend who once punched his teammate on the pitch

- Rio Ferdinand has explained that Chris Green once made Roy Keane angry at Man United

- The Irishman out of annoyance punched the Englishman in training

- Ferdinand stressed that he had to warn Roy Keane after the training session

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Englishman Rio Ferdinand has explained how former Manchester United star Chris Eagles was punched in training by Roy Keane who was provoked by the 35-year-old winger.

During his active playing time at Manchester United, Roy Keane was known for his aggressive nature on the pitch and even off considering the encounters the Irishman had.

But despite that, he was one of the best midfielders to have played in the Premier League winning seven topflight titles with the Red Devils and the Champions League.

According to the report on Daily Mail, Rio Ferdinand explained that Chris Eagles made Roy Keane angry during a reserve game because of how he was tackled.

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''I remember when Roy Keane punched up Chris Eagles one time. Eagles was only a young kid, taking liberties. It was good for him Eagles.
''Roy must have been coming back from an injury, or he didn't play, and he was playing with the reserves and the youngsters that were in there like Eagles and Lee Martin were like rats, getting in close and trying to tackle.
''He went in late on Roy once or twice and Roy said to him, "Listen, slow down". The ball comes in again, Eagles was trying to impress, trying to leave him mark and left a little bit on Roy again and pulled his jersey.
''Roy just turned round and went bang in the jaw. A quick short jab and I just stood there and went, "Roy, what's wrong with you?".
Chris Eagles and Man United stars.
Chris Eagles and former Manchester United stars in training. Photo by Matthew Peters
Source: Getty Images

Earlier, had reported how Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is the latest to shower praises on Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe after his impressive display against Barcelona at Camp Nou.

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The Frenchman scored a hat-trick against the Catalans in the first leg of their Champions League rounds of 16 meeting earlier this week - giving his side an advantage ahead of the second leg.

Despite conceding an early goal, the World Cup winner responded almost immediately to cancel-out Lionel Messi's spot-kick in the 32nd minute.

And he went ahead to score two more goals in the second half while Moise Kean also got on the scores sheet for the Parisians on the night.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu


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