Ex-Old Trafford legend seems to extend olive branch following star’s tell all book.
Earlier this week former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane released his second autobiography in which he tears into everybody that he feels wronged him over the course of his career, including his old manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
By a simple twist of fate, Sir Alex Ferguson was in Dublin on Friday night for a function, on the same day that Keane launched a book excoriating his old boss.
In his book, Keane blasts Ferguson for the criticism he gave of him and several of his fellow United charges even though they had won him several trophies during their time at Old Trafford.
But speaking in front of the Irish Chamber of Commerce Ferguson makes several glowing references to his former captain, with many now believing that the retired manager is looking to broker peace with the fiery Villa assistant.
”See particularly in the last ten or 15 years the players we were getting were the most fragile we’d ever had, not like the Bruces, the Robsons and the Keanes and all them,” he said.
“It was because they have grown up differently.”
Secondly, when speaking about United’s famous in extremis Champions League win, he referred to Keane as ‘the best midfielder in Europe’ (along with Scholes).
”The most fantastic football moment of my life: Barcelona 1999. Now many people say we were lucky but the character of that team won that game.
“We didn’t actually play well in the first half I must say…
“I didn’t have Roy Keane and I didn’t have Paul Scholes – the two best midfield players in Europe.”