The Biggest Ego In Football - And He Was A Mackem!

Last updated : 09 December 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Roy Keane made a gesture to Newcastle fans in February 1991 at the City Ground when Nottingham Forest beat us 3-0 in the FA Cup.

He made the gesture as he ran to the Geordie fans following the third goal and shouted "you Geordie wankers!",

I never forgot it, and hated the shithouse from that day onwards,

There was the infamous clash with Alan Shearer when Keane tried to land a haymaker at St James' Park because the GOALden Boy kept saying to him: "You're a nobhead!"

Kean got a red card - Shearer laughed him off the field.

And then - the Irish gobshite took over at the Stadium of Shite.

Are there any more reasons to hate him more? I can name a few, but instead, I will give you his latest interview (which will be shown on TV Tuesday evening).

Keane believes Sir Alex Ferguson is still trying to exert "control and power" at Manchester United despite retiring as manager in the summer.

The Irishman, who was Ferguson's midfield driving force in a glorious spell for the club between 1993 and 2005, says the Scot has a "massive ego" and rated his former boss at Nottingham Forest, Brian Clough, as the best manager he had worked with.

Roy Keane said of Ferguson, now a director at United: "Everything is about control and power.

"He's still striving for it now even though he's not manager. There's massive ego involved in that."

He said that his relationship with the former United boss is now "non existent".

The Irishman even took issue with Ferguson praising him in his recently released autobiography for "covering every blade of grass"

in the 1999 Champions League semi-final second leg against Juventus.

Keane added: "Stuff like that almost insults me. I get offended when people give quotes like that about me. It's like praising the postman for delivering letters."

Keane admitted he had cried in his car when his United career came to an abrupt end over a candid interview he gave to the club's in-house television station criticising his team-mates.

He said: "Of course I was upset: I did shed a few tears in my car for about two minutes.

"But I also told myself I had to get on with my life.

"I walked out with nothing, I had no club lined up and I was injured.

"I told David Gill I had been injured playing for Man United.

"I could have played for Manchester United easily for another couple of years."

Keane said Ferguson's strongest trait was his "ruthlessness", while labelling "loyalty" his biggest weakness.

Is LOYALTY a weakness?