With the Manchester United captain leaving by ‘mutual consent’, the outpouring of kind words and support for the midfield legend/nutter has been immense. However, we thought it only right to pay tribute to what made Roy Keane one of the most significant players of our time: Anger.
So enjoy a few of the best quotes from the man who loved to hate…
I’d waited long enough. I fucking hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you cunt. And don’t ever stand over me sneering about fake injuries.
Roy Keane giving advice to his good friend Alf Inge Haaland
Even in the dressing room afterwards, I had no remorse. My attitude was, fuck him. What goes around comes around. He got his just rewards. He fucked me over and my attitude is an eye for an eye.
Roy Keane quite pleased with himself after destroying Haaland
That man can rot in hell for all I care.
Roy Keane on Ireland manager and good friend Mick McCarthy
I don’t think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell football, never mind understand it.
Roy Keane endears himself to the fans
Sometimes you wonder, do they understand the game of football? They have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don’t realise what’s going on out on the pitch.
Roy Keane endears himself to investors
Just because you are paid Â£120,000-a-week and play well for 20 minutes against Tottenham, you think you are a superstar.
Roy Keane on Rio Ferdinand
There is talk about putting this right in January and bringing players in. We should be doing the opposite – we should be getting rid of people in January.
Roy Keane predicts the future, only it’s not January yet