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Gary Pallister: Roy Keane and I didn't talk for a season...all because of his watch


Roy Keane during his Manchester United days

Roy Keane during his Manchester United days

Roy Keane during his Manchester United days

Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister has admitted that he didn't speak to Roy Keane for a season after the two had a bust-up in Marbella in 1995.

Speaking at the Newstalk's Off The Ball Roadshow in the Helix tonight, the former England international who spent five years as team-mate of Keane's at Old Trafford, confirmed the story of a falling out in Spain.

The main issue it seems was not the fight itself, but Keane's watch which fell off in the ensuing scuffle.

Earlier this year Andy Cole gave an insight into the warring team-mates.

"My first trip with Man United, we go to Marbella," he told Off The Ball at the time. "Alex Ferguson told us we could have a night out. I came back with Lee Sharpe and I've seen Gary Pallister and Roy Keane standing at the entrance of the hotel.

"Then I see Pally throw a punch at Roy and Roy's watch fell off. All Roy was concerned about was his watch. He said 'if my watch is broken, Pally, we're gonna have it, we're gonna have it.' I'm standing there thinking 'what is this?'

"That was my introduction to Man United. They were two great players and I don't think them two spoke a word after that.

"But now they get on very well." 

Pallister told the audience tonight that the scuffle did take place and the pair didn't talk for the following season.

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