Mikael Silvestre reveals who would win in a boxing match between Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Apr 2020 5:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link249Shares Mikael Silvestre reveals who would win in a boxing match between Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira Keane and Vieira had a long history of battles on the pitch (Picture: Getty Images)Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre believes Roy Keane would get the better of Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira in a boxing ring.The two iconic Premier League midfielders were known for their combative feuds whenever the bitter rivals came up against each other.One famous incident took place off the pitch before the Gunners’ clash against United at Highbury in 2005, where Keane confronted the ex-France international over something said in the tunnel.After referee Graham Poll had stepped in between the pair, the Irish midfielder shouted ‘we’ll see out there’. The mind games may have worked, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side came out as 4-2 winners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTShedding some light on the situation, Silvestre told the Talk Of The Devils podcast: ‘It’s a small tunnel, players are shoulder to shoulder, and I think Patrick went past Gary and he said “you have a big mouth when you are with your team so I want to take you on 1v1 outside, me and you”.‘So Roy Keane as a good captain defended Gary and said “if you want to take it to my player take it to me”, but there was also some French vocabulary in the conversation.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Keane and Vieira went to war often (Picture: Getty Images)When asked who would win in a boxing fight between the two, Silvestre said: ‘Maybe because we did some boxing Roy would have an advantage. ‘We had a fitness coach that came in my third season at United and he was good at lifting and also boxing, Mike Clegg.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘With Mike we would do some boxing so Roy was pretty good at it, [Ryan] Giggsy and then Wayne [Rooney].‘A lot of the players would enjoy making a one minute round, two, three rounds after training, it’s good for upper body and coordination.’MORE: Odion Ighalo reveals his plan if Manchester United offer him permanent transfer dealMORE: Jadon Sancho’s stance on Manchester United move as Dortmund fire transfer warningFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

UEFA shifts meeting over Euro 2020 hosting issues

first_imgUEFA has postponed its Executive Committee meeting scheduled for May 27 because of some “open points” regarding the venues for next year’s re-scheduled Euro 2020 tournament.In a statement, European football’s governing body said the meeting would now take place on June 17. The Euro 2020 championship, due to be staged in 12 cities across the continent, was postponed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic that shut down football in March.UEFA said the change to the meeting was caused by “the existence of some remaining open points regarding a small number of proposed venues for the rearranged UEFA EURO 2020 next year”.At the weekend, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin appeared to suggest the number of host cities might be reduced.“We’ve had conversations with nine cities and everything is set,” Ceferin said in an interview.“With three cities, we have some issues. So, we will discuss further. In principle, we will do it in 12 cities. But, if not, we are ready to do it in 10, nine or eight (cities).” Glasgow on Monday moved to reconfirm its position as a host in the light of media speculation.“The formal confirmation letter was sent on Thursday to the UEFA EURO 2020 Operations Director, Sharon Burkhalter-Lau, together with all the required accompanying documentation,” said a spokesperson for the Local Organising Structure (LOS) Glasgow.“This followed extensive discussions with all relevant stakeholders and partners involved in hosting the tournament in Glasgow since the March 17 postponement decision.“We look forward to Hampden Park, Glasgow and Scotland as a whole playing a key role as co-hosts of a memorable UEFA EURO 2020 next year.”UEFA’s May 27 meeting was also expected to discuss its plan to finish the 2019/2020 season by August, including the Champions League and Europa League campaigns. Europe’s top football leagues were all suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.But the Bundesliga resumed at the weekend while the Spanish, English and Italian top flights are also hoping to complete their seasons.The French and Dutch top flight campaigns have been cancelled.“We have an idea but we have to wait for the executive committee of UEFA to confirm the dates,” Ceferin said.RelatedPosts UEFA changes venue of Player of the Season award ceremony, Champions League draw UEFA returning N259bn to broadcasters due to COVID-19 European Super Cup: UEFA in talks with Hungary following border closure “I can say that the European season will be finished, if everything is as it is now, in August.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Aleksander CeferinEuro 2020 HostingOpen pointsUEFAlast_img read more