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Roy Keane reveals why he will never forgive Alex Ferguson

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has stubbornly declared he’s got no plans to bury the hatchet with his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

Keane and Ferguson haven’t been on the best of the terms since their infamous falling out in in 2005, which ultimately ended the ex-midfielder’s United career.

The fall-out started during an interview Keane had with MTV 14 years ago, where he openly slammed Ferguson and his own team-mates. It led to a furious showdown between the player, manager and chief executive David Gill.

Ultimately, the Red Devils showed Keane the door by paying out the final couple of months he had left on his contract.

The seven-time Premier League winner and Ferguson later exchanged blows in their respective autobiographies.

Now Keane has reignited his long-standing feud with Ferguson by revealing he won’t forgive the Scot and questioned whether he had United’s best interests at the heart in the first place.

“I wouldn’t forgive Ferguson. The media spin, how I apparently upset everybody, it was all nonsense,” Keane told Off The Ball.

“I don’t care if it’s Alex Ferguson or the Pope, you’re going to defend yourself.

“People talk about Ferguson’s man-management. Nonsense. People said he always had the best interests of Manchester United at heart. Darren Ferguson [his son] won a medal. He was very lucky.”

Keane, who joined United from Nottingham Forest in 1993, enjoyed a hugely successful 12-year spell bossing the Old Trafford midfield.

The former Republic of Ireland international was a big part of Ferguson’s team in the 90s, and won a total of 17 trophies in his United days.

After Ferguson gave him the boot, Keane signed up for Scottish giants Celtic before retiring in 2006.

The 48-year-old has since taken up managerial roles with Sunderland and Ipswich Town, while also assisting with Ireland, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 09: Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United applauds Roy Keane of Celtic.