“They have got a lot of good characters.”
Cascarino believes that Fernandes shares Keane’s “feistiness” on the pitch, claiming that the 26-year-old “always wants to upset one or two (people)”.
Keane developed a reputation for his feisty behaviour both on and off the pitch during his playing career.
Over the years, the Cork native has endured altercations with several renowned footballers including Alan Shearer, Patrick Vieira, Peter Schmeichel and Alf-Inge Haaland among others.
Keane was never one to let his teammates off the hook over a lacklustre performance and he demanded maximum effort from his peers during a game.
Cascarino on Fernandes.
“They have got a lot of good characters now in their team. There is a little bit of feistiness going on in the team as well,” Cascarino said.
“You always feel with Fernandes, he always wants to upset one or two (people) or says things as the game is going on.
“That’s what (Roy) Keane did. Keane did that for years at United.”
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