Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Alex Ferguson owes huge debt to Roy Keane's captaincy at Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson has won 13 Premier League titles at Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson has won 13 Premier League titles at Manchester United
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12:  The players form a guard of honour as Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson walks out prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: The players form a guard of honour as Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson walks out prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks lost in thought as he emerges from a guard of honour, before his last home match in charge of the club at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date Sunday May 12, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks lost in thought as he emerges from a guard of honour, before his last home match in charge of the club at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date Sunday May 12, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Alex Ferguson would never have seen the wonderful rise in the fortunes of Manchester United if it was not for the greatness of his captain, Roy Keane, who was pivotal in the rebuilding of that team.

Keane often drove United forward and was pivotal to all the trophies they won during that era.

Lest we forget.

ROBERT SULLIVAN

By e-mail

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz