John O'Shea responds to Roy Keane's "f**king clown" comment about him in his autobiography 5 years ago

John O'Shea responds to Roy Keane's "f**king clown" comment about him in his autobiography

The Sunderland man bites back, well, nibbles back anyway...

Most of you have probably had a read of Roy Keane's autobiography The Second Half and if you haven't got around to buying the book yet, you probably know most of the stories after it was leaked before its release.

One of the funnier stories in the book was when Keane was talking about Cristiano Ronaldo and his first experience seeing the Portuguese wizard in action when Manchester United played Sporting Lisbon in a friendly in 2003.

Keane was very complimentary of Ronaldo's performance but he put a lot of it down to the fact that United's John O'Shea had a howler. Keane said "Sheasy ended up seeing the doctor at half time because he was actually having dizzy spells. The club concluded negotiations after the game and we always joked with Sheasy he had actually sealed the deal by playing like a f**king clown."

The hero of Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night has finally had his say on those comments during an interview with TalkSport in the UK, O'Shea seemed to take it all very well.

"It's fair to say there’s exaggerations in peoples' autobiographies from time-to-time. While Ronaldo did give me a roasting, there wasn’t too many dizzy spells.

"There was a bit of jetlag, but there was no dizzy spells. Look, everyone should be happy he came to Man United a year earlier because of it, so we can always look at it that way!"

Hat-tip to TalkSport.