Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has slammed Sir Alex Ferguson and questioned if the Scotsman ever had the club at heart.
Keane, who made 326 appearances for United, says he will ‘never forgive’ Ferguson after he was forced out of Old Trafford in 2005.
Speaking to Off The Ball, Keane said: “People talk about Ferguson’s man-management. Don’t be kidded on by all of it. I was at the club when Bryan Robson left, when Steve Bruce left, two brilliant servants for Manchester United, and I didn’t like the way they were treated.”
On the topic of the infamous MUTV interview that saw Keane blast his teammates following a 4-1 defeat to Middlesbrough, Keane defended his actions, saying: “We’d had loads of heated discussions over the years, sometimes as a team, but you’ve got to roll with that. We’re grown men fighting for the same thing. There’s going to be a bit of argy-bargy but I’m sure there are people here working in industries where things get heated.”
“I didn’t leave the office that day thinking this was the end of my career at Manchester United, but if you think I’m going to sit there, I don’t care if it’s Alex Ferguson or the Pope, I’m going to fight my corner. Ferguson came out afterwards and said he always did what was best by Manchester United. Nonsense.”
“His son Darren played for the club and won a league medal. He [Darren] was very lucky. His [Ferguson’s] brother was the chief scout for Manchester United for a long time. I’m surprised his wife wasn’t involved in the staff somewhere,” the Irishman continued.
“Darren was the manager at Preston North End and lost his job. He had a couple of young players on loan from Manchester United, [but] guess what happens the next day? They were pulled out of Preston. Is that doing the best for Manchester United? Do me a favour.”
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