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Roy Keane accuses former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson of lack of loyalty

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 18:  Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane of Manchester United attend a press conference ahead of the FA Cup Final at Carrington Training Ground on May 18, 2005 in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alex Ferguson;Roy Keane
Image: Roy Keane (right) accuses Sir Alex Ferguson of a lack of loyalty

Roy Keane has hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson, accusing his former manager at Manchester United of a lack of loyalty.

Ferguson's book reveals how he could not get Keane out quickly enough following the Irishman's interview with MUTV and he spoke straight away to Carlos Queiroz, his assistant at the time. He said in the book: "He needs to go, Carlos. 100 per cent. Get rid of him. "In one deep sense, him leaving was the best thing that could have happened... a lot of players were intimidated by him." The 71-year-old recalls Keane and Van Nistelrooy having to be pulled apart in a separate incident: "His [Keane's] eyes started to narrow, almost to wee black beads. It was frightening to watch, and I'm from Glasgow." The Scot said his former captain "thought he was Peter Pan" by the time he was forced out of the club in 2005 and, in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, elaborated on his feelings. Ferguson said: "He was a great player for me, a great captain but he overstepped the mark and the right thing was done. We had to cut the strings. "We did honour his playing career by paying up his contract, we honoured his testimonial and he did come in and apologise. "But he has come out several times over the last few years and really spoiled that."

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