Roy Keane fuming after Sir Alex Ferguson book revelations
The former Manchester United manager has pulled no punches when it comes to “My Autobiography”, with Sir Alex Ferguson lifting the lid on some of the higher-profile players he has tried to tame during his time at Old Trafford.
October 23rd, 2013
This includes Roy Keane and it came as little surprise to find that the Irishman’s presence in the dressing room was an intimidating one for several of his team-mates, with Ferguson revealing that the former United captain “absolutely overstepped the mark” in a notorious but never-aired MUTV interview that fast-tracked the Irishman’s departure from Old Trafford in 2005.
Following on from that interview, Ferguson immediately sanctioned the departure of Keane to Celtic, although the latter is unhappy with his former boss and has questioned the motives behind the book.
Keane told ITV on Tuesday night: “I think I do remember having a conversation with the manager when I was at the club about loyalty. In my opinion I don’t think he knows the meaning of the word.
“It doesn’t bother me too much what he has to say about me but to constantly criticise other players at the club who brought him a lot of success, I find very, very strange … I just don’t think the manager needs to do that.
“I’m not sure how many books he has written now but he has to draw the line eventually to say: ‘Listen, these players have all been top servants to Man United.’ And a lot of these players helped the manager win lots of trophies, so imagine if we never won a trophy what he would have said. We brought success to the club, we gave it everything we had when we were there. It’s just part of modern life now that people like to do books and criticise their ex-players.”