Roy Keane's book tour has gone into Q&A overdrive this week and it seems the man himself is always fit to throw out at least one quotable point to keep things interesting. Today's headlines are his views on Bryan Robson and the United mafia.
In a great piece in the Guardian from Daniel Taylor, he recounts Keane's comments about ex-Man United players who are part of the club's propaganda machine, labeling them a 'mafia' of sorts. In particular, he singles out Bryan Robson for criticism.
Keane highlights 'Robbo's' reaction when the Corkman aired the opinion that the infamous red card for Nani against Real Madrid in the Champions League was deserved. He said 'I remember Robbo the next day. Robbo, who works for Man United – great player he was, but he’s employed by Man United so he’s got to comment on Man United.'
'Keaney’ – and I can still remember saying him saying it like that – ‘Keaney was the only one at Old Trafford who thought it was a red card.’ Well, the fucking referee thought it was a red card.
He has you there, Robbo.
Keane also references Paddy Crerand as one the United do-gooders, 'People get swayed by Paddy Crerand. Paddy still thinks it’s nineteen-sixty-fucking-seven!'
I know we've surely reached peak Roy Keane at this stage but the full piece is really worth a read.