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I’m surprised his wife was not a staff at Man U – Roy Keane blasts Ferguson

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Roy Keane says he doesn’t rate Alex Ferguson’s man-management ability

The former Manchester United captain has played down the man-management skill of his former boss.

Roy Keane, a former captain at Man U for seven years, was always at loggerheads with manager Alex Ferguson, and that eventually led to his departure in 2005.

In an interview with Off the Ball, the Irish man opened up on the nature of what led to his exit after 12 years at Man U, where he won 7 league titles, one Champions League, amongst others major honours.

The infamous MUTV interview has been cited by many as the reason why the then captain abruptly left the club mid-season 2005, however, the player argued he had always been at loggerheads with Ferguson before then.

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Roy Keane told Off the Ball, “People talk about Ferguson’s man-management, don’t be kidded on by all of it.

“I was at the club when Bryan Robson left, when Steve Bruce left, two brilliant servants for Manchester United, and I didn’t like the way they were treated.”

He continued: “We’d had loads of heated discussions over the years, sometimes as a team, but you’ve got to roll with that.

“We’re grown men fighting for the same thing. There’s going to be a bit of argy-bargy but I’m sure there are people here working in industries where things get heated.

“I didn’t leave the office that day thinking this was the end of my career at Manchester United, but if you think I’m going to sit there, I don’t care if its Alex Ferguson or the Pope … I’m going to fight my corner.

“Ferguson came out afterwards and said he always did what was best by Manchester United. Nonsense.”

Keane accuses Ferguson of Nepotism

PHILKeane ADELPHIA – JULY 22: Footballer Roy Keane and Manager Sir Alex Ferguson stand together during a training session with Manchester United at the NovaCare Complex on July 22, 2004 in Philadelphia, United States. The USA tour will take in pre-season friendly matches in Philadelphia, Chicago and New York. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Ferguson in his autobiography that was released in 2013 was highly critical of Roy Keane – the latter has as well been making some disparaging statements towards his ex-boss.

This time around the 48-year-old quashed talks that Ferguson always have United’s at heart and accused him of nepotism.

“His son Darren played for the club and won a league medal,” an astonished Keane exclaimed, “[he was] very lucky.

“[Alex Ferguson’s] brother was the chief scout for Manchester United for a long time.

“I’m surprised his wife wasn’t involved in the staff somewhere,” he added.

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