Roy Keane reveals he did not ‘get’ Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand’s teasing ‘when they were Man United team-mates as the grim Sky expert admits’ personality-wise they were nothing to me’ in Old Trafford’s locker room
- Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand were teammates for just over three seasons
- Keane and Wayne Rooney were Man United team-mates for just over a season
- Keane left United in November 2005 after spending time with Sir Alex Ferguson
Manchester United legend Roy Keane has admitted he failed to play alongside other club icons Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand during his time at Old Trafford.
Keane is one of the club’s best players and captains after winning 13 majors during his time there.
Despite his uninterrupted success on the field with his teammates, Keane has revealed that he did not see eye to eye with any off-it in the final stages of his career.
Roy Keane (right) has revealed he ‘did not’ get ‘ex-Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney
He says he had the same thing with another United team-mate Rio Ferdinand while he was there
The 50-year-old left the Red Devils hard on November 18, 2005 after a fallout with Sir Alex Ferguson following the former’s condemnatory criticism of some players during their 4-1 defeat at Middlesbrough on October 29, 2005.
And when he talks about towards the end of his time at United, Keane has admitted that he ‘did not’ get ‘the younger players to get through the club like Ferdinand and Rooney.
“Near the end, I remember thinking I did not get some of the boys,” he told Sky Sports’ The Football Show.
‘I do not understand their teasing or humor. I rarely had a conversation with anyone.
‘When I left, there were a lot of players I did not miss. The game changed and I was maybe a little grumpy, a little old-fashioned.
When we talk about the duo, Keane says “personality-wise, they were nothing to me” off the field
‘I did not get Wayne or Rio, I did not get their teasing or what they stood for sometimes. It was probably a personal thing.
‘The game changed and I had changed with it, but towards the end at United, where the players came through, I did not always get them.
‘Personally, they were nothing to me. Obviously they were very good players and I was happy to play with them, but in terms of teasing or a cup of coffee with them? No forget it.’
Keane was teammates with Ferdinand for just over three seasons and Rooney for just over a campaign before leaving in 2005.
Keane was teammates with Ferdinand for over three years and Rooney for over a campaign