Ex-Premier League star reveals 'ridiculous' Man Utd legend bet team-mates £100 he could do 50 keep-ups stood in a BIN | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED legend Dwight Yorke used to rake in the cash thanks to his incredible keep-ups.
The former striker played for the Red Devils between 1998 and 2002, winning the Treble in 1999.
And during his spell in the Premier League Yorke used to show off his skills by standing in a bin in the dressing room, according to his former Aston Villa team-mate Alan Wright.
The defender revealed Yorke would make £100 bets with his team-mates that he could do 50 keep-ups without falling out of the bin – and he never failed.
Wright told the I Had Trials Once Podcast, sponsored by bet365: “I was at Aston Villa at the same time as Dwight Yorke and he was such a great player.
“He had a ridiculous amount of skill too. He used to stand in a small, square bin in the dressing room and any time a new player came in he would bet them £100 that he could do 50 keep-ups with his head without falling out of the bin!
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“Obviously everyone took the bet because it seems impossible – but I never saw him fail to do it. When he went to Manchester United and played with Andy Cole it was just amazing – what a combination that was.”
Yorke now earns his income as a pundit for beIN Sports where he recently clashed with Andy Gray.
The 52-year-old claimed Erik ten Hag may have instructed Bruno Fernandes to pick up a yellow card against Bournemouth – even though it meant he was suspended for the Liverpool clash.
Yorke also suggested Ten Hag was partly responsible for the booking as he failed to substitute the United captain.
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Former Aston Villa, Wolves and Everton striker Gray responded to Yorke's comments by saying: "But you don't take your captain off, do you? Not if you trust him not to be stupid."
With Jason McAteer backing Yorke up, the Man Utd icon replied: "In that situation you take him off."
Gray then added: "No, that's a cop out. He knows as captain of his club, the biggest game in the country is coming up.
"Why is he captain if he can't have the responsibility of behaving himself?"
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