Good news for Keano: Vieira respects him

Embattled Sunderland boss Roy Keane may be facing calls for his resignation from disgruntled Mackems, but support has come from the man many thought was his worst enemy.

Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira has buried the hatchet in his long-running feud with his former on-field rival – by naming the former Manchester United captain as one of the best players he has ever played against.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.