Well, Sir Alex Ferguson will always be remembered as one of the greatest managers the football world has ever seen. The legendary Scottish manager spent over 20 years at Manchester United where he won numerous trophies. During his days in the English Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson managed some of the top footballers of those days such as Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand among many others.
Well, there is a former Manchester United player who left Old Trafford after having disagreements with Sir Alex Ferguson. Roy Keane was regarded as one of the greatest midfielders during his days at Manchester United. The legendary Irish footballer spent over ten years at Manchester United where he served as the captain for some time. However, his departure in 2005 was unceremonious due to a feud with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Well, Roy Keane has reignited a feud with his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson saying that he will never forgive him. According to Roy Keane, people overrate Sir Alex Ferguson's managerial skills. Roy Keane said he will never forgive Sir Alex Ferguson because he convinced everyone that he [Roy Keane] was the person on the wrong side.
"I wouldn't forgive Ferguson. The media spin, how I apparently upset everybody, it was all nonsense. People talk about Ferguson's management. Nonsense.
We had a disagreement but he made everyone see that I'm the wrong person. I will never forgive him."
Well, it would be interesting to know what actually caused the disagreement between Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane. According to Sir Alex Ferguson on his autobiography, it all started in 2005 during a pre-season camp in Portugal. Keane rejected three different villas he was offered to stay in during the pre-season. Sir Alex Ferguson was not happy with Roy Keane's behavior during the period.
In October 2005, Manchester United were thrashed 4-1 by Middleborough. On that day, Roy Keane was not part of the squad due to an injury. After the match, Roy Keane criticized the players for the poor results. Well, Sir Alex Ferguson did not take the criticism of his players by Roy Keane lightly. Things got nasty as Sir Alex Ferguson felt that Roy Keane was too disrespectful. Roy Keane's contract with Manchester United was terminated the following month.
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