Roy Kean has reignited his infamous feud with his former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. The player and the manager fell out in 2005, which led to the departure of Roy Kean.
The Irish midfielder won 17 major trophies including 7 Premier League titles and the Champions League while playing for Manchester United.
In conversation with Off the Ball, the former Irish captain slammed the legendary Manchester United boss for the roles Sir Alex offered to his family members at the club. The Scottish manager had claimed earlier he always did what was best for Manchester United.
I wouldn’t forgive Ferguson. The media spin, how I apparently upset everybody, it was all nonsense.”– Roy Kean told Off the Ball
“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.
“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, very lucky. His brother was the chief scout for Manchester United for a long time.
“I’m surprised his wife wasn’t involved in the staff somewhere. [His son] 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.”