Roy Keane slammed former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson at a Cadbury’s Off The Ball roadshow in Dublin’s Bord Gais Theatre.
The Irishman, known for not holding back with his strong opinions, discussed his deteriorating relationship with Ferguson before his career at United ended in 2005.
Speaking to Off The Ball, Keane questioned Ferguson’s man-management during his time at Old Trafford: “I wouldn’t forgive Ferguson. The media spin, how I apparently upset everyone, 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.”
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Keane is a divisive figure in the football world, but is undoubtedly a United great after winning 17 major honours for the Reds before joining Celtic.
It’s just a shame to see his continued feud with the greatest manager of them all, and it looks certain they won’t be settling their differences anytime soon.
The rant was clearly uncomfortable for United legend Gary Neville sitting next to Keane, who also took part in the Off the Ball show.
Neville owes a lot to Sir Alex and clearly still has the upmost respect for his old boss, so it must have been awkward to hear him being slammed by Keane in the interview.
The former right-back responded to a tweet about his emotions at the time, saying he wishes it hadn’t come to this!
Same as I was 14 years ago! I wish it hadn’t got to this! https://t.co/daDEfrw0P6
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 5, 2019
"And Ferguson came out afterwards: 'I always did what was best for United.' Nonsense! His son played for the club and won a league medal…"
Roy Keane did not pull any punches talking about Sir Alex Ferguson l @cadburyireland #Cadburyfc
Full #mufc chat: https://t.co/v4YGHvj2wx pic.twitter.com/HrcP0smnEj
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) September 5, 2019