Andy Goram, former Manchester United player, opened up about his relationship (or lack thereof) with Roy Keane while he was at the club.
Sir Alex Ferguson was in some trouble back in 2001 when his goalkeepers were both injured. Fabien Van der Gouw, Raimond van de Gouw, and Raimond van Der Gouw were out due to injury and surgery. The Red Devils coach at the time was allowed to loan a backup.
A deal was clinched for Goram to join from Motherwell in March until the end of the season worth £100,000. Goram was 36 years old at the time. He had a long history playing for Rangers in the 90s.
He became a club legend during his time at Ibrox. In 2001, he was voted as the best goalkeeper in the club’s history. The Gers won the Premier Division five consecutive times, three Scottish Cups, two Scottish League Cups, and three Scottish Cups. But not everyone liked the former Scotland international.
Goram joined United as an emergency loan player. Keane was the captain at the time and gave Goram a rough ride due to the Irishman’s loyalty with Celtic. The ex-Uni midfielder is a Bhoys boyhood fan, who have a more-than-friendly rivalry to Rangers.
“We had nothing in common. His beliefs and my beliefs are a mile apart,”Goram stated on the Podcast “Anything Goes”. “We never spoke. They shared nothing. My beliefs and his beliefs are miles apart.
“I met all the players in the dressing room, Steve McClaren took me around. I knew most of them, the Nevilles and all that, I played cricket with their dad.
“Roy Keane came along, and as you know, we shake hands. He looked at my face and said, “There’s not much point.” He looked at me and I said, “There’s no point is there?”. For three months, we didn’t speak again.
“From that second I knew there was no point in me making an effort with Keane. Roy had things he stood by, things that framed his life, beliefs he clung to with a burning intensity. Well, I had mine. What he did to me on that first morning at work at the most famous football club in the world didn’t faze me.
“He was a Celtic person, and I was a Rangers guy. He didn’t like me. End of story. Fair enough. I had done enough in seven years to make Celtic fans hate me at Ibrox. It was not to be a handshake. Ever. We didn’t even exchange civil words during the three months that I was at Old Trafford.”