ROY Keane made himself centre of attention again in the build-up to the Manchester Derby after an exchange with Micah Richards.
Richards was comparing his rise with 18-year-old Billy Gilmour and used the term "bursting on to the scene", which Keane didn't appear to agree with.
Keane was impressed by Gilmour's performance against Liverpool in the FA Cup but wasn't as convinced by the remarks Richards made.
After watching the 18-year-old for Chelsea, Keane said: "There are certain traits you want from midfielder, obviously quality on the ball, football intelligence, composure, he had everything."
The former Manchester City defender said: "I burst on to the scene didn't I and I was going to be the next best thing.
"And yeah I won a Premier League which is the best thing you can ever do.
"I won the FA Cup and I got to play for a team that I loved, but I underachieved."
Keane quickly responded: "Did you burst onto the scene?"
After initially seeing the funny side, Richards said: "Do you not remember my header against Villa?
"Do you not remember that?
"Very few defenders burst onto the scene." Keane replied.
"Hold on, I played for England at 18, youngest ever defender to play for England.
"I would say that's bursting onto the scene."
After his impressive performance in midweek, Gilmour started in the 4-0 win over Everton this afternoon,
Richards, 31, played for City for 10 years, making 245 appearances before brief loan spell at Italian side Fiorentina.
The former right-back also spent four years at Aston Villa and won 13 caps for England.
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