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Roy Keane extends olive branch to Sir Alex Ferguson

Keane feels it is natural for team-mates to fall out

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News 01 May 2015, 22:05 IST
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Roy Keand and Alex Ferguson
Roy Keane has had his differences with Sir Alex Ferguson

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane is looking to bury the hatchet with Sir Alex Ferguson, after heaping praise on his old boss. Keane’s departure from Old Trafford in 2005 caused a bitter rift between the pair, one that has only been worsened by books on the topic from both sides.

They have also taken jabs at each other via various media outlets, but it seems that Keane is ready to move on after talking up his time with Sir Alex at United.

Keane also stated he didn’t ignore Ferguson after their infamous shared flight earlier this year:

“I spotted him. He was with his wife and I thought, ‘Ah, I’ll leave him to it’.

Speaking at an event for guide dogs in Ireland, Keane went on to say:

“I fell out with Ferguson towards the end but I had 12 and a half great years working with him and I wouldn’t swap it for anything. It was brilliant.

“When you’re in a sporting environment and trying to win football matches and there’s a lot of pressure, even when I was a manager, I liked people to fall out with each other.

“The fact I have disagreements with Ferguson, ex-team-mates. To me that’s the most natural thing in the world. I get worried if I don’t fall out with people every few months.”

Hopefully, this is the beginning of the end tension between the two.

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