ROY KEANE has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was implicated in his controversy with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United sack Solskjaer on Sunday less than 24 hours after they were beaten 4-1 to Watford.
Now, Sky Sports pundit Keane was Norway’s captain at Old Trafford during his game days before a clash with Fergie saw the Irishman stripped of the captain’s armband and then sold to Celtic. .
As pressure mounts on Solskjaer from every angle, both Keane and Gary Neville have been accused of showing excessive support of their former team-mates as they urged the club to stick with him.
Now Keane has explained why he’s shown such fierce loyalty to the Norwegian – and it’s all down to the fallout between the tough midfielder and Fergie.
Talking to Time, Keane revealed how he was up against Ferguson in an all-team meeting before he angrily left the room.
He said Solskjaer and Paul Scholes then both got up and prepared to leave the room, only for Ferguson to tell them: “You guys don’t follow him.”
Keane is adamant that the show of loyalty from Solskjaer has not affected his assessment of the latter’s abilities as United manager but admits it makes him respect the former striker even more. .
He said: “I think I respected him before, I don’t think he and Scholesy went to another level after that.
“I actually forgot about them walking out of the meeting until now.
“My allegiance to Ole, Scholesy, or Nicky Butt, or Giggsy or Nev [Gary Neville] not just because of an incident but what we did together for many years.
“Because I’ve been a coach and a manager, I know how difficult it is but I don’t feel that I’m going to try to help or protect Ole for a second.
“What he did when he left that meeting, I will do for him. You do the right thing.
“All my real friendships have been from football, from being a kid at school, to a few boys at Rockmount. [his boyhood club in Cork], afterward [Nottingham] Forest and United.
“I’m going to a game in Salford and see Butty [Nicky Butt], Scholesy, Giggsy, Nev. Have a cup of tea with them. . . I love seeing my old friends again.”
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