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Roy Keane Has Another Pop At The Manchester United mafia

by | 18th, November 2014

THERE’S not many nice words being thrown the way of Manchester United from Roy Keane of late. His second instalment of his autobiography has seen some sweary extracts lobbed like grenades toward Old Trafford.

And he’s not done yet.

With an audience in Dublin, Keane let loose again, claiming that former Manchester United players are acting “like a mafia” in their roles ambassadors at Old Trafford, or when they’re being pundits on the club’s in-house TV channel.


Keane levelled particular criticism at Bryan Robson and Paddy Crerand: “When I look at United, there’s just a lot of propaganda now. A lot of nonsense gets spoken, a lot of ex-players now work for the club, they are on contracts, ex-players from the ’60s and ’70s working for United and they always try to kid you on.”

“That’s why I took a step back from Man United. They’re all decent lads, don’t get me wrong, but it’s almost like a mafia situation. People get swayed by Paddy Crerand. Paddy still thinks it’s [1967]! United have lost 5-0: ‘Ah, you know, they were great.’ Paddy, come on, do me a favour. ‘No, no, United were great.’ No, they weren’t! Why are you saying it?”

And what about Captain Marvel?

Roy was lambasted by Robbo when he suggested United midfielder Nani deserved a red card in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game

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