Roy Keane slams Sir Alex Ferguson as he reignites feud with Man Utd legendSeptember 6, 2019
Roy Keane has reignited his feud with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Irishman fell out with his old boss when he left Old Trafford 14 years ago following a trophy-laden spell at the club.
Keane departed in 2005 with seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League medal, fulfilling a boyhood dream to sign for Celtic.
However, the no-nonsense midfielder fell out with Fergie after criticising several members of the squad in a MUTV interview, that was never aired.
The Scot showed Keane the door and the 48-year-old is still unhappy with the manner of his departure.Sir Alex Ferguson showed Roy Keane the door
He told Off The Ball : “I wouldn’t forgive Ferguson. The media spin, how I apparently upset everybody, it was all nonsense.
“I don’t care if it’s Alex Ferguson or the Pope, you’re going to defend yourself.
“People talk about Ferguson’s man-management. Nonsense. People said he always had the best interests of Manchester United at heart. Darren Ferguson [his son] won a medal. He was very lucky.”
Ferguson opened up on the incident in his autobiography that was released in 2013 and accused Keane of ‘overstepping the line’.Keane and Fergie during happier times
“He criticised his team-mates,” Fergie wrote.
“We could not release that video. It ended up with two young players being booed in Paris [against Lille] on the Wednesday.
“The meeting in the room was horrendous. I just could not lose my control in that situation. If I had let it pass I think the players would have viewed me differently.
“Throughout my career I have been strong enough to deal with issues like that. Roy absolutely overstepped the line. There was nothing else we could do.”