Roy Keane has responded to criticism in Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography by saying it was “absolute nonsense” that he was trying to become Manchester United’s de facto manager and reopening their feud over Ferguson’s fallout with Coolmore over the racehorse Rock of Gibraltar.
In a documentary, ‘Keane and Vieira – Best of Enemies’, the former United captain defends his attack on Ferguson over his dispute with John Magnier and JP McManus, who were shareholders in the club.
In the documentary, which will captivate viewers for its insights into one of football’s greatest player rivalries, Keane said: “The two words the manager used all the time were control and power. That was the way he worked.
“You can clearly see that because he’s still striving for it now, even though he’s not a manager. There’s massive ego involved in that. You have a power and control over people and you try to have it when you’re not even working with them.”
“It can’t be good for the football club, it can’t be,” Keane says.