Roy Keane has blasted Sir Alex Ferguson’s man-management skills by saying he did not have the club’s best interests at heart when he was a manager.
This might be payback because Fergie also criticized Keane in his autobiography released 6 years ago.
Keane has now said he was not happy with the way Fergson treated some players during his stay.
His words, “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.”
“We’d had loads of heated discussions over the years, sometimes as a team, but you’ve got to roll with that,” he continued.
“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. His son Darren played for the club and won a league medal. [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.
“Darren was [the manager] at Preston North End and lost his job. He had a couple of young players on loan from Manchester United, [but] guess what happens the next day?
“They’re pulled out of Preston. Is that doing the best for Manchester United? Do me a favour.
“I think when he [Sir Alex Ferguson] apologises I will probably say hello to him but I’ve no interest in speaking to the man.”
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