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'I don't think he would have got into the team... he would have been a squad player': Roy Keane claims old Arsenal foe Patrick Vieira would have struggled to hold down a regular place in side Roy Keane has claimed old rival Patrick Vieira would have been a 'squad player' had he moved from Arsenal to Rivalry between the two captains was feature of teams' clashes in late 1990s But there was speculation at one point that Vieira could move to Old Trafford Keane claimed on Sky's Monday Night Football that the Frenchman would not have been assured of a starting place in Sir Alex Ferguson's team 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 07:20 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 07:22 BST, 1 October 2019

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Roy Keane has claimed his old Arsenal foe Patrick Vieira 'would have been a squad player' had he joined .

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

Roy Keane has claimed his old Arsenal foe Patrick Vieira 'wouldn't have got into the side' had he moved to Old Trafford

Keane was speaking on Sky's Monday Night Football as United and Arsenal drew 1-1

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

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