In his new autobiography, The Second Half, Former Manchester United Captain, Roy Keane detailed his fallout with then manager, Alex Ferguson and Ferguson’s assistant Carlos Queiroz which led to the tearing up of his contract in 2005.
Keane talked about how he questioned Queiros loyalty to Manchester United during a spat and how he also went raging against Ferguson when the gaffer tried to separate the pair. He recalled accusing the Ferguson of not doing enough to ensure United’s continuity. Keane’s United career was over the next day he writes as he had a meeting with Sir Alex and the Scott informed him that his days at Manchester United were over “I said to Ferguson, ‘Can I play for somebody else?’ And he said, ‘Yeah you can, cos we’re tearing up your contract’. So I thought, ‘All right — I’ll get fixed up.’ I knew there’d be clubs in for me when the news got out. I said, ‘Yeah — I think we have come to the end.’ I just thought, ‘F—ing p—k’ – and I stood up and went ‘Yeah. I’m off.'”
Keane also described his fight with Schmeichel in 1998 in what made an exciting insight into the life of the often explosive and undeniably legendary midfielder.
Roy Keane is currently the assistant manager at Aston Villa.