Monday 24 June 2019

Roy Keane book leak: Has a Tesco store in Burnage, Manchester sparked today's revelations?

James Orr

Is a Tesco store in Burnage (birthplace of Liam Gallagher) behind the flurry of Roy Keane revelations that you have been reading today?

The former Manchester United captain's new autobiography, The Second Half, is not released until Thursday, but was sold in error in the Tesco store in Burnage, Greater Manchester, earlier today.

A Tesco spokesperson confirmed to The Independent that Keane's book was in fact sold early by mistake, but only one copy, which must have quickly found itself in the wrong hands.

"A copy of Roy Keane's book was sold in error at our Burnage store. Colleagues are currently investigating how this happened."

The supermarket removed the books from its shelves shortly after realising it had made an error.

The former Republic of Ireland midfielder, now assistant manager at Aston Villa, hit the headlines for writing about the tackle that ended Alf-Inge Haaland's career in his first book, which was published 12 years ago.

And his latest autobiography appears to be just as revealing, with details about his departure from United among a series of fascinating tales from the 43-year-old former Nottingham Forest player.

Among the revelations is the story of how Keane and then-United team-mate Peter Schmeichel had a drunken punch-up in Hong Kong in 1998, and why he felt he should have never have apologised to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson after leaving United.

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