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  • Martin Keown says Ruud van Nistelrooy was ‘petrified’ after the Arsenal defender apologised to the Manchester United striker

    first_imgMartin Keown was banned for three games for his actions towards Ruud van Nistelrooy (AFP via Getty Images)‘We were out of order we shouldn’t have reacted like that but it was such a passionate game and you can see the players reacting.‘I think they put us out of the FA Cup semi-final and that was the next time I shook Van Nistelrooy’s hand and he looked a bit petrified when I offered to shake hands with him. He seemed to accept my apology but we weren’t carrying any issues we had respect for them, these were really talented players.‘I know we won the league but there’s things we should have achieved and didn’t.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In that semi-final I had the chance to speak with him and shake his hand and he seemed okay with it.‘But we had a history. There’d been quite a few incidents between me and him and it was about trusting your opponent. I like to play against players I could trust. ‘Physically, he would collapse in the box like a pack of cards one minute the next minute he would be a tough individual.‘It was a trust thing when it came to that game he got Patrick sent off and it just exploded.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. ‘You can see Patrick, he’s put his foot out, he hasn’t touched him nowhere near Van Nistelrooy, he hasn’t touched him and that what started the whole feud.’Speaking about the match and the incident, Keown said: ‘The game was simple it was going to be a draw then a penalty was given against me which I didn’t think was a penalty. ‘I knew I was going to get the blame and by the way there’s no unbeaten season if this goes in. This was massive this miss.‘We know we’ve lost this game you’d put your house on Van Nistelrooy. Advertisement Martin Keown trolled Ruud van Nistelrooy after his penalty miss for Manchester United in 2003 (Getty Images)Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown claims Ruud van Nistelrooy looked ‘petrified’ after he offered an apology to the Manchester United striker for his actions during ‘The Battle of Old Trafford’ in 2003.Keown was at the heart of one of the moment infamous moments in Premier League history as he jumped on Van Nistelrooy moments after the Dutchman missed a last-minute penalty which would have given United the win over Arsenal.The incident sparked a brawl between both sides as the match ended goalless, while Arsenal went on to finish the league season unbeaten and were crowned champions.In a conversation about the incident between Keown and his former Arsenal teammate Ray Parlour, Van Nistelrooy was accused of sparking the feud after Patrick Vieira was sent off for kicking out at the Dutchman.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘This was the turning point where I really thought we were going to struggle with our captain getting sent off in a big game,’ Parlour told BT Sport. Martin Keown says Ruud van Nistelrooy was ‘petrified’ after the Arsenal defender apologised to the Manchester United strikercenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 May 2020 4:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

  • ECB decision clarifies Europe/US rate divergence, asset managers say

    first_imgThe European Central Bank’s (ECB) move yesterday to ease monetary policy further by trimming the already negative discount rate and expanding and extending its quantitative easing (QE) programme has firmed up the picture of just how different US and European interest rates are going to be, according to asset managers.Some questioned, however, whether the central bank was communicating effectively, given the sharp market reaction surrounding the actual announcement.Neil Williams, group chief economist at Hermes Investment Management, said: “The fact euro-zone and US monetary policy will be taking different routes – the ECB loosening, the Fed tightening – was always a given.”What markets had needed yesterday was guidance on how fast the ECB would be loosening and how far they would end up going, he said. “By extending [QE] six months to March 2017, and including regional and local debt, his sign of intent is he will do more,” Williams said. But by not upping the pace of the bond buying and excluding other assets such as more corporate bonds and mortgage debt, ECB president Mario Draghi is keeping some powder dry, he said.Williams said that while the ECB’s easing measures were helpful in addressing the symptom – deflation – Draghi could not be expected to solve the problem: a monetary union devoid of economic union. “This will take years,” he said.At AXA Investment Managers, fixed income CIO Chris Iggo, said that, for global investors, the central theme of a divergence in monetary policy remained intact, with the US Federal Reserve expected to raise rates on 16 December.“The differential between US and European bond yields will move higher,” he predicted.He said European bond yields were likely to be dragged lower by the reduction in the interest rate floor while US yields would move in the opposite direction. “At some point, this will mean investors prefer the US from a yield point of view,” he said, adding that, from an investment strategy point of view, US credit would become increasingly attractive relative to European bonds.But Iggo noted that QE had not produced inflation. “Maybe, on its own, it is not enough,” he said.Marilyn Watson, head of global unconstrained fixed income product strategy at BlackRock, remarked on the contrast between the market noise and actual changes in monetary policy.“As the year draws to a close, it is striking how little major central bank rates and government bond yields had moved comparing snapshots of 1 January to 1 December, given how much noise and volatility we witnessed in global fixed income markets during 2015,” she said.“Several crises have flared up, including but not exclusive to Greece, commodity prices and various idiosyncratic corporate events. But, at the end of the year, has the narrative really moved on?”She said, however, that yesterday’s easing had gone some way to changing this, and that it was now time to wait for the Fed’s decision in a fortnight.Schroders senior European economist Azad Zangana said investors who had expected a steeper easing should have paid more attention to the improving macro data.“After spending the last two months strongly suggesting a significant increase in monetary policy stimulus measures, the president has under-delivered,” he said.He said Draghi clearly needed to re-examine his communication strategy.“The difficulty for Draghi in his push for further stimulus is that the outlook for the euro-zone did not necessarily warrant additional stimulus,” he said.Indicators had recently continued to improve despite the weaker external environment and concerns about security, he said, with low inflation having boosted the disposable income of households in real terms and the resumption of credit flows having increased domestic demand. “Overall, the additional stimulus announced today may have a marginally positive impact on the outlook for the monetary union,” he said.last_img read more