‘We need f***ing more from you’ – What happened when Roy Keane left Manchester United and why he won’t forgive Sir Alex Ferguson
- June 2, 2020
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Considered the Red Devils’ greatest captain, the Irishman helped the club win seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League during his 12 years at Old Trafford.
And his exit in 2005 raised a fair few eyebrows.
Make no mistake, the tenacious midfielder hadn’t been as influential on the pitch in his final season or two – but given his character and influence in the dressing room, Keane’s exit sent shockwaves around the footballing world.
Back then, it was reported that his much-maligned departure came about because he criticised the performance of some of the younger players in the squad during an appearance on MUTV in 2005.
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Speaking about Rio Ferdinand, Keane said: “Just because you are paid £120,000-a-week and play well for 20 minutes against Tottenham, you think you are a superstar.