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Former captain awaiting Fergie’s book

Roy Keane is reportedly keen on Fergie's new book

By | 23rd September 2013
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According to English newspaper The Daily Mail, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane is anxiously awaiting the release of Sir Alex Ferguson’s book. The retired Scot is set to release his autobiography next month, and it is set to detail his life as a young boy in Scotland all the way through his 26 successful years in the Barclays Premier League with Manchester United. Keane and Ferguson infamously fell out with each other in November of 2005, prompting Keane to leave the club on immediate terms on a free transfer.

Now, Keane – like the rest of the footballing world – are anxiously awaiting to read Ferguson’s take on the incidents leading up to Keane’s controversial exit. The Daily Mail‘s sources report that Keane is also eagerly awaiting the release in the event that the Scot makes libelous claims, as there are precedents set for lawsuits involving managers and players (see David Moyes against Wayne Rooney in 2007). Keane himself hasn’t watched football live as a player or a manager since 2011, when he was sacked from his managerial post with Ipswich Town. Ferguson, meanwhile, remains on United’s payroll as a club ambassador, suggesting his accounts of current club affairs may be kept in-check in his book.

Keane’s wait for the book will be even more anxious after the club threatened legal action against the former Irish international in 2008 following comments he made about the club. Up to this point, a controversial and scathing interview for MUTV, the club’s television channel, is considered the primary factor in his dispute with Fergie, but the book titled “Sir Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography” is sure to change that.

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