Roy Keane says John O'Shea played a humiliating part in the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo 6 years ago

Roy Keane says John O'Shea played a humiliating part in the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo

This shows a funnier side to Keane's explosive new book...

The extracts we've seen from Roy's Keane new autobiography have been pretty sensational with details on a fight with Peter Schmeichel, insights into his relationship with Alex Ferguson and his departure from Old Trafford already out there.

A few people are going to be upset by the book and Keane's old foe聽Alf-Inge Haaland has had a say on it but we're pretty sure his fellow Irishman John O'Shea will get a good laugh from this piece about Cristiano Ronaldo.

"We were playing Sporting Lisbon to celebrate the opening of their stadium.聽I saw how good Ronaldo was that day.

"He was up against John O鈥橲hea. 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."

Manchester United players David Beckham, Roy Keane and John O'Shea celebrate team-mate Ryan Giggs superb second goal

Keane also admitted that he so something very special about the Portuguese youngster the moment he started to playing alongside him.

"I liked Ronaldo straight away. he had a nice presence about him and a good attitude. After watching him train for a few days I thought: 鈥淭his lad is going to be one of the best players in the world.

"He was 17 but he was immediately one of the hardest working players at United. He was good looking and he knew it. Looking at some of the other players in front of the mirror I would think: "You f**king nugget". But Ronaldo had an innocence to him and a niceness."