Roy Keane had this nickname at Manchester United

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Former Manchester United midfielder Lee Sharpe has revealed that he and his ex-teammates used to call Roy Keane ‘Schitzo’.

The less-than-flattering nickname - which would almost certainly be deemed as politically incorrect today, and understandably so - was presumably handed to the former Republic of Ireland international on account of his anger issues.

Sharpe revealed this new information about Keane, a fascinating character both during and after his playing career, on Friday night - at a question and answer session alongside former United teammate Gary Pallister - according to the increasingly-popular FullTimeDEVILS group.

Keane famous for his temper

Keane, a wonderfully influential captain for United in his heyday, is renowned for his fiery temper.

The 43-year-old, who now works as the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team, was sent off 11 times for Manchester United during his 12-year career at Old Trafford.

And he doesn’t appear to have mellowed since hanging up his boots. It was reported by the Manchester Evening News in January that Keane launched a verbal tirade at a taxi driver after being told to ‘smile’.

Still a United legend - despite Ferguson fall-out

Despite his temper, Keane was a superb player for United, whose fans will always remember the retired midfielder fondly - even though he left Old Trafford under a cloud in 2005 following a high-profile fall-out with then-manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The two men have yet to bury the hatchet - and sadly it seems they never will.

Manchester United fans: does your team required a Roy Keane-like signing this summer? If so, which player is the best man for the job? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below!

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