Roy Keane: “Manchester United is like the Mafia”
Former Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has recently addressed his old club and described it as being like the Mafia. The Irishman left the club back in 2005, after serving the Red Devils for 12-long years in which he pretty much won everything a football player could wish for.
Since his departure from Manchester, Keane has been responsible for some crossfire with the club’s former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. The now Aston Villa assistant manager is convinced that Ferguson still has a say in most of the calls being made at Old Trafford and therefore, he’s well aware that he’s not going to take any type of managerial job with the club while his former boss is around…
Roy Keane: “Manchester United are like the Mafia. When I look at what’s going on at the club these days, I see a lot of showoff. A lot of non-sense is being said and there are plenty of former players who are now employees at the club”, said the 43-year old in one of the passages from his new book called “The second-half”.
Back in the days where Keane used to captain Manchester United, there were a few traditions and principles that no one ever dared to try breaking. One of them was to, obviously, never fraternize with the “enemy”. The enemy here being Manchester City of course, as well as any of their players.
Keane: “It’s true I took a step back from Manchester United. They’re all great lads, but what’s happening with the club is that it’s being run as if it was a mafia organization. People should be allowed to state their own opinions, whether is about disagreeing with David Gill, Sir Alex Ferguson or anyone else. Instead, everyone acts like if they were in the Disneyland, Man United land, with Mickey Mouse running everywhere”, commented the now Irish manager.
Sources: theguardian.com / abola.pt