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‘I don’t care if it’s Alex Ferguson or the Pope’ – Keane refuses to forgive former Man Utd manager

The former Red Devils captain has hit out at his former manager and suggested he didn’t have the best interests of the club at heart

Roy Keane has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t have Manchester United’s best interests at heart and says that he’ll never forgive his former manager.


Keane is one of United’s most decorated former captains with seven Premier League titles and a Champions League crown among other honours, but a falling out with Ferguson saw him leave Manchester in 2005.


Ferguson was also critical of Keane in his autobiography released in 2013, and the latter has often made disapproving comments relating to the Scot and the duo’s time together at Old Trafford.


And former Republic of Ireland international Keane has again singled out Ferguson as he discussed his final days at United 14 years ago, insisting that it’s “nonsense” to believe he was one of the best man-managers.


“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.”


Keane joined United from Nottingham Forest in 1993, going on to win 17 trophies before moving to Scottish giants Celtic.


The 48-year-old has since managed Sunderland and Ipswich Town after calling time on his playing career, while he also served as an assistant for Republic of Ireland, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.


Ferguson, meanwhile, led United to their last Premier League title in 2012-13 prior to his retirement from the dugout.


Though delivering plenty of silverware during his tenure, Keane has also previously claimed that the manager was self-interested. 


“People say he stood by me in difficult times,”


“But not when I was 34, not when I was coming towards the end. All of a sudden it was, ‘Off you go, Roy’.


“People say Ferguson always does what is right for Man United. I don’t think he does. I think he does what is right for him.”






Source: Goal.com

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