Last updated : 14 January 2003 By editor
Alf-Inge Haaland is poised to continue his legal battle with Roy Keane alone if the Norwegian midfielder's club, Manchester City, decide to withdraw their threat of court action against neighbours Manchester United this week.
The 30-year-old, who has played football for just 48 minutes since Keane's infamous tackle on him in April 2001, is expected to instruct top sports law firm Lewis Silkin to start legal proceedings against the United captain if City decide not to go ahead.

Haaland could pursue lost earnings as well as medical bills. As Keane's employer, United could also be a potential target for legal action from Haaland who is still not fit for first-team action almost 21 months after the tackle.