Daniel Taylor has written a strange short-novel for The Guardian today, where he describes an awkward flight from Paris to Manchester on which Roy Keane and Sir Alex Ferguson were present.
Fergie was in Paris because's he's retired and famous and can do that sort of shit whenever he wants, here he is sitting beside David Beckham:
And Roy Keane was in Paris because he works for ITV again, here he is beside Lee Dixon, Paul Scholes and Mark "Less Offensive Than Adrian Chiles" Pougatch:
Unfortunately for the two men, who have absolutely no desire to breathe the same air as each other, that is exactly what they had to do as they were both business class for the flight back to Manchester from Charles de Gaulle airport.
Taylor explains that Roy was seated beside Paul Scholes, three rows ahead of Ferguson and his wife Cathy, and that the two did their very best to avoid contact with each other. As Roy was last-on/first-off, and Ferguson elected to wait until the plane cleared before making his exit, they did not have to face an awkward struggle for over-head cabin storage, nor did either have to wake the other up in order to get past them. Instead, the passengers on board the plane will have requested additional blankets due to the coldness shown by a former manager and his former captain.
And it's obvious as to why, after Roy Keane basically called Ferguson a liar in his recent book, as well as questioning his former boss' involvement with the Rock of Gibraltar issue, but have neither thought about the horrible situation they put Paul Scholes in? It's not fair to ask him to pick sides like that.
via The Guardian.