Manchester United fan Rory McIlroy says he has never forgiven Old Trafford legend Roy Keane because he refused to give him an autograph as a child.
McIlroy is still upset with his former United hero for snubbing him, with the Northern Irishman saying he would always look to give younger fans his autograph.
Speaking ahead of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, live on Sky Sports, the four-time major champion said: “I went and asked for his (Keane’s) autograph at the Portmarnock Links Hotel when he was with the Ireland squad, and he said no.
“It just sort of stuck with me I guess.
“So that’s why, if a kid asks me for an autograph, I always try to do it.”
When asked if he would give Keane his autograph now, he replied: “Only if he gives me his!
“What do you reckon lads, settle it in the ring?
“I remember going and watching the World Match Play at Wentworth every October, and getting golf balls from Mark O’Meara or Sam Torrance.
“And I remember how good I felt. But I’ve had it go the other way, where I asked someone for an autograph as a kid and they didn’t give it to me.
“(Keane) should be one of my heroes as a United player, but I’ve never liked him since.”
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