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Keane's Legal Clash With Manchester United

Keane's Legal Clash With Manchester United

Former Ipswich manager Roy Keane has revealed how a legal letter from Manchester United was the reason why he snubbed Sir Alex Ferguson's tribute dinner.

In an interview with the Sunday Times Keane explained how being subjected to legal action by the club he won numerous medals with soured his relationship with his former boss.

The former Manchester United captain was invited to Sir Alex's tribute dinner to mark him being 25 years in chareg at Od Trafford but decided not to go.

He said:"The way it [his exit from United] ended, the legal letter, I couldn`t have gone and sat there like everything was great. He [Ferguson] would come and we all stand up and clap, I couldn`t have done that," Keane said.

The ST revealed the legal letter came after an interview Keane did with The Irish Times, published on April 5, 2008, in which he was critical of United`s handling of his exit from the club in November 2005. Through the legal firm Brabners, Chaffe, Street, United demanded that Keane issue a full apology and give a written undertaking the criticisms would not be repeated.

Keane, who went to play for Celtic before going into management with Sunderland and Ipswich, ignored the legal threat, which eventually faded.

But Ferguson and Keane have subsequently clashed over comments his former captain has made about United, especially their abject Champions' League camapign.



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Writer:Dan The Town Man
Date:Sunday December 18 2011
Time: 9:59AM

Comments

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Nasty man - glad he has left us. Like him on telly though
cassandra girl
18/12/2011 10:10:00
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Keane is a man of principles and is right to stand up to Ferguson but he needs to pick his battes sometimes
Dave A
18/12/2011 17:39:00
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I don't know what principles Keane is a man of. From what is saw his failure as a manager was because he was absolutely rubbish as a man-manager. He berated his players, telling some they would never play for Ipswich again then went back on his word to prove a point to the Press. He was rude to staff and supporters, even offering to to fight some just before he was sacked. He lied, contradicted himself and set us back a couple of years with some of his rubbish, and expensive, signings. I will agree he was a good player, but I don't see him as a good person or a good manager and has no right to criticise Sir Alex.
shotkid
18/12/2011 19:33:00
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He and Alex , seem like two peas in a pod. They are both inclined i think to hold grudges.....Agree with comments about his time at Town . He did indeed have us going backwards in the end and the sale of Jon Walters to Stoke was the start of his and our downfall.
quietman
19/12/2011 16:49:00
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