Roy Keane: I have wiped Man United from my history

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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    Roy Keane: I have wiped Man United from my history
    Published 23:00 29/04/10 By Paul O'Hehir

    Roy Keane last night stunned Manchester United fans by claiming he has wiped the club from his history and couldn't care less if Chelsea pip them to the title.

    The Ipswich Town boss is a legend at Old Trafford and is still adored by the club's fans where he played 479 games over a 12-year period, won seven league titles and donned the captain's armband.

    "I'm pretty sure they have wiped me from their history and I have wiped them from mine, so I have no interest whatsoever," he blasted.

    "It's pretty scary actually, I have no interest whatsoever - you move on. You always have a little interest in your old team, don't get me wrong, but I'd have that with Rockmount, Cobh, Sunderland, Forest, Celtic, but if you think I'm waiting and hoping they win these trophies I'm not."


    And in an apparent swipe at United, Keane added: "I have seen at the business end what these clubs can do to people, so I take that with a pinch of salt.

    "I don't have any attachments to these clubs emotionally. I'm relaxed about it and all my priorities are with Ipswich. Clubs I've played for in the past? It's strange but I have very, very little interest."

    While Keane's emotional ties are clearly severed at Old Trafford, on a professional basis he reckons the title could still go either way, insisting both United and leaders Chelsea are capable of winning their two remaining games.

    Chelsea lead United by a single point and travel to Liverpool on Sunday before hosting Wigan on the final day of the season. United visit Keane's former club Sunderland this weekend before entertaining Stoke at Old Trafford.

    And Keane has rubbished the idea that Liverpool will roll over at Anfield and allow Chelsea win just to spite the Red Devils.

    "Rubbish," he blasted. "If anyone thinks Liverpool will go out and happily allow their opponents win, they're living in cuckoo-land.

    "Chelsea are more than capable of going there, flexing their own muscles and turning them over. Their record is not bad there in terms of league matches.

    "But the table at the end of the season wont lie and whoever wins the league wins it. Both team could win their last two games and that means Chelsea will win it - and that would mean very little to me."
    Roy Keane: I have wiped Manchester United from my history and couldn't care less if Chelsea win title - MirrorFootball.co.uk
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    Man-United Full Member

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    Still bitter I see...
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    holyland red Full Member

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    Is he after Rafa'a job?
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    Drifter American

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    No wonder he's bitter he was treated poorly by United after the service he gave them.

    Agree with that.
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    Cold_Boy Banned

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    Its very sad that a player who was worshiped so much by the fans is behaving like this.

    Classless.
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    mariachi-19 Full Member

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    I hope you're joking. Being sacked after publicly slandering your team mates isn't being treated poorly. Its just rewards. As great as Keane was, he is utterly a massive cnut.
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    Cold_Boy Banned

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    The fans/club have never treated him poorly.
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    holdsteady Hates Sir Alex Ferguson

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    Didn't like two months ago Ipswich forced him to stop talking about United in press conferences? He's just trying to protect his job now.
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    What was his last gripe? I cant remember anymore. Honestly I am still bitter about his salary negotiation ploy -- dragged on for a while and finally got his 60k per week. I couldnt believe a captain would do such a thing.
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    holyland red Full Member

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    Exactly.

    He always has been but as long as he was on our books we didn't really care, did we? I suspect he didn't have a change in personality after leaving.
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    Didn't really like him as a player. Don't mind him as a manager.

    He appears to enjoy putting the knife into Utd. One has always got to repsect a bloke for that.

    :smirk:
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    Roy being typical Roy, why is anyone surprised?
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    Drifter American

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    As fans we adored him.But i feel things went sour after the Rant he made on MUTV and his interfering on the training field regarding Quieroz, he must feel that the club should have backed him.Remember fans agreed with what he said thinking he was just echoing SAF but obviously that was not the case.
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    Cold_Boy Banned

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    Legend or not,he can feck off tbh if he is going to talk like this.
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    The Taurean looks like a chipmunk

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    Ask him what were his memorable moments of being a football player, and you wouldn't be surprised if he says 'being at United'.
    He is a fiery character and speaks his mind. He can't be always right about it though, just as he slagged his own team mates. But that doesn't lessen any respect for what he has done for the club and the team.
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    We also have a lot of respect for Paul Ince's contribution as a player, which doesn't mean he's not turned into a grade A cnut since leaving.
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    Slightly disappointed to hear that he doesn't feel anything for the club anymore, would have been nice of him to add that he still appreciated the fans even if he felt badly treated by the club.
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    Great leader, brilliant player, our Roy.

    Sometimes all this straight talking nonsense goes to his head and he has to open up his gob to create some controversy. Shut the feck up Roy, you are embarrasing yourself.
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    djemba's arse Banned

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    Fair enough Roy, that's your decision to make. Won't forget what you did for us as a player though.
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    SittingBull That's great and all, but what is Sergio Canales u

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    God of a player, total classless cnut of a man. He may have an absolutely brilliant career with the negative qualities of a person, but will go nowhere as a manager, till he learn how to treat a fellow human being with more respect and learn some interpersonal skills. Till then, I *** give a shit *** him as his career has long ended and I have more affinity for the likes of Robson, Soljkjaer and Becks.
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    legend .. my hero growing up

    it'll never change
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    I completely agree with your sentiment
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    That's your interpretation of it Sam and one can infer whatever they please. Some on here feel he's bitter but actually I don't see it that way.

    If anyone has read his book and tried to get even a little flavour of the man you would realise that his comments are straight from the heart and he doesn't really have any gripe with Utd or any club to be fair. It's just he feels that his priorities are with Ipswich and with the season they've had what else would you expect from him. He has a job to do there and I don't think for a minute he's satisfied with what he's done, why on earth should he burden himself with what happens in the Premiership? I'm not even that sure that he really wants a long term career in managership more a case of testing himself to prove he can do something. I can see him walking away and being with his family.

    He's far to complex a character to make an opinion either way based on that interview
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    I have no doubt that keane has not wiped united from his memory and thats why we often hear comments like this that seem to upset many on here. keane was a legend for us. an absolutely brilliant player and the heart and soul of our team. he gave everything he had in every game. anyone who has read his account of things knows he feels very let down by the way united handled his departure.

    keane loved united and that was obvious from his book. he is a man who bears grudges and like anyone who was dumped by the one he loved he is resentful. understandable really but should not be taken so personally by united fans, if anything its a sign of how hurt he was and how much he loved united. if SAF was shoved out the door the same way I have no doubt he would be just as resentful and some on here would call him a c**t for it.

    but try and remember the contribution over the years. not the bitterness of the separation
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    This.

    He's still a legend.
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    Crustanoid Full Member

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    Is it me or is he actually not saying that much wrong in the quotes?
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    Why? We paid him 100k a week despite being finished for the past 1-2 years.
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    I long since filed Keano away in the same draw as Morrissey, the one marked "God-like genius but also a cantankerous, bitter old drama-queen without a good word to say about anyone. Legend."

    I think the two of them would get on. To the extent that they would get on with anybody that is.
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    Chorley1974 Lady Ole

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    Not sure why he feels the need to behave like a cock these days.
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    Great player but a bitter cnut of a man
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    I think he may not have had the best treatment when he left the club. A lot of things probably happened behind the scenes, but my sense is that SAF may have felt that his uncompromising approach may have affected the progression of some of the younger players. Fletcher was an example.

    All said, he gave all the best years of his life to the club, and for that he deserves to be remembered fondly. He's a hard person, and a natural winner. As a professional, his ability to block off all other sentiments for the sake of winning once served us well, and I've no doubt it will be used to serve Ipswich now (as a manager). But as football fans we have the luxury of feeling sentimental and nostalgic. So maybe we should just remember him for the good stuff, rather than for what he said in some tabloid interview a few years after he left.
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    typical Roy, no surprise there really
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    Keane, along with Ruud are two of the high profile players I erased from my memory when they left United.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    Funny, I watched an interview with him on Irish TV yesterday and he said the date on the page is generally the only thing the papers get right.
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    Talking Vulture He's shit, move on.

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    I can't believe I've just read that. He was the closet thing to Bryan Robson and like Robbo, he often single handedly got us out of the shit. Watch the 99 semi final again with Juventus and see what a true giant on the pitch he was.

    Awesome player and one that can truly go down as a United legend. As for what he says in the papers/interviews - I really don't care. He'll always be an all time great to me.
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    Roy Keane makes tit of himself again shocker.

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