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Micah Richards teases Sky Sports punditry pal Keane over his bitter old rival Alfe-Inge Haaland

‘He’s waiting for Roy over there, I’ve never seen Roy so nervous!’: Micah Richards teases Sky Sports punditry pal Keane over his bitter old rival Alfe-Inge Haaland – with pair both at the London Stadium to watch Erling Haaland play

  • Erling Haaland marked his Premier League debut with a brace against West Ham
  • His father Alfie was in the stands to watch him at the London Stadium on Sunday
  • Micah Richards teased fellow pundit Roy Keane over feud with Haaland senior
  • Keane and Haaland clashed on a number of occasions during their playing days  

Micah Richards couldn’t help but make a joke at Roy Keane’s expense after Erling Haaland’s performance on Sunday. 

The Norwegian striker marked his Premier League debut for Manchester City in style by scoring a brace as Pep Guardiola’s side beat West Ham 2-0.

Haaland’s father, Alfe-Inge, was in the stands at the London Stadium and Richards joked about his long-standing feud with Keane.  

Roy Keane battled with Alfie Haaland on many ocassions during their playing days

Micah Richards couldn’t help but make a joke at Roy Keane’s expense after Haaland’s brace 

Discussing Haaland’s performance in their post-match analysis on Sky Sports, former England Women’s international Karen Carney explained how Haaland is made to be a great player due to his genes.  

She said: ‘We checked it earlier, his mum is an athlete as well and we know what his dad has done in his history. He’s going to be an absolute specimen…’

Host David Jones then interrupted, asking: ‘What’s his dad done?’ prompting Richards to say: ‘He was waiting for Roy over there before. I have never seen Roy so nervous, to be honest.’ 

Keane all but ended Alfie Haaland's career with a strong tackle that saw him get a red in 2001

Keane all but ended Alfie Haaland’s career with a strong tackle that saw him get a red in 2001

Keane then smiled and joked: ‘I think he said to wait for me over there!’

During a clash between Manchester United and Manchester City in 2001, Keane all but ended Haaland senior’s career with a strong tackle that saw him receive a red card, three game suspension and fined £5000.

Keane went on to admit he made the foul intentionally and as a result received a further five-game ban and another fine of £150,000 

The pair’s feud started four years earlier when the Norwegian, who was playing for Leeds at the time, caused Keane to suffer a serious knee injury   

Erling Haaland netted a brace on his Premier League debut in Man City's win over West Ham

Erling Haaland netted a brace on his Premier League debut in Man City’s win over West Ham

Despite their feud, Keane heaped praise on striker Haaland’s performance against West Ham, saying: ‘Haaland gives them a different option.

‘City’s passing and the way they wore West Ham down, who are no mugs. They toyed with them. But even when teams push up, Haaland will threaten in behind now.

‘It’s going to be a different challenge for defenders now with Haaland running in behind. West Ham didn’t cope.’

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