By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 07:20 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 07:22 BST, 1 October 2019
Roy Keane has claimed his old Arsenal foe Patrick Vieira 'would have been a squad player' had he joined Manchester United.
The clashes between Keane and Vieira, the captains of United and Arsenal respectively, were a fascinating sub-plot at the peak of the clubs' bitter rivalry during the late 1990s and early noughties.
But at one point there was speculation that the Frenchman could sign for United, therefore challenging Keane for his place in midfield and potentially for the armband.
Roy Keane has claimed his old Arsenal foe Patrick Vieira 'wouldn't have got into the Manchester United side' had he moved to Old Trafford
Keane was speaking on Sky's Monday Night Football as United and Arsenal drew 1-1
However, the Irishman has claimed that Vieira wouldn't have even been guaranteed a place in Sir Alex Ferguson's side.
Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football before United and Arsenal drew 1-1, Keane said: 'There was talk about Patrick [going to United], but I don't think he would have got into the United team.
'He would've had to have been a squad player and I don't think he would've been satisfied with that.
'What we would've done, when [Juan