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Roy Keane uses updated autobiography to make series of controversial claims

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Roy Keane has used his updated autobiography to make a series of controversial claims - including that he has no regrets about his infamous challenge on Alf-Inge Haaland.

The Aston Villa assistant manager also revisited the decline in his relationship at Manchester United with boss Sir Alex Ferguson and detailed a bust-up with former team-mate Peter Schmeichel in the book.

He was fined a total of £155,000 and banned for eight games for the Haaland incident in April 2001 in a Manchester derby, when Keane's reckless lunge floored the Norwegian and effectively ended his career.

The initial ban at the time of the tackle was compounded 18 months later when - in his first autobiography - Keane said he had intended to hurt his Old Trafford opponent as retaliation for an incident the previous season, when Keane claimed he was taunted by Haaland after suffering a serious knee injury.

The Irishman also went on to claim manager Ferguson was too close to coach Carlos Quieroz - adding he almost came to blows with the Portuguese when his own loyalty was questioned.

Keane alleges he told Ferguson that he needed to do more to arrest what he saw as a decline in United's quality around the time Chelsea started enjoying success under Jose Mourinho.

For the first time, Keane has detailed a pre-season bust-up with Schmeichel in Hong Kong in 1998, and that the Dane was left with a black eye after a headbutt. Ferguson then branded the pair of them a disgrace to the club.

And, controversially, he claims he has regrets in life - but that the incident with Haaland is not one of those.

Meanwhile, Tesco has launched an investigation after one of its stores committed a huge blunder by selling copies of Keane's autobiography three days early.

The book was due to go on sale on Thursday when a big publicity launch has been scheduled day in Dublin.

However, publishers Weidenfeld & Nicolson was left stunned when a Tesco store in Burnage, Manchester, put copies of The Second Half on its shelves on Monday morning.

"A copy of Roy Keane's book was sold in error at our Burnage store," a Tesco statement read. "Colleagues are currently investigating how this happened."

The supermarket removed the books from its shelves shortly after realising it had made an error.

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