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Roy Keane on Manchester United: Which managers are in Manchester United’s Alex Ferguson’s pocket?

by | 18th, December 2011

ROY Keane no longer talks to Manchester United’s manager Alex Ferguson. The Sunday Times sa ys Keane declined to attended Ferguson’s 25th anniversary party.

Why? Well, Keane, the former Manchester United captain Roy Keane, says that in April 2008, he was the subject of legal action by the club. The legal threat resulted from Keane’s article in the Irish Times of April 5, 2008, in which he was criticle of United.

Says Roy Keane:

“The way it [his exit from United] ended, the legal letter, I couldn’t have gone and sat there like everything was great. He [Ferguson] would come and we all stand up and clap, I couldn’t have done that.”

The threat of legal nastiness vanished. But Keane has been pricked by Ferguson’s decision to say in his programme notes for the United’s recent game with Wolverhampton Wanderers:

“We will take a lot of stick from critics and even from people we thought were perhaps on our side.”

Says Keane:

“There was an angle there of trying to get the fans to look differently at me and I thought, ‘I can’t have that’. I thought that was ridiculous.”

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