Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson JUMPED over desk to get at Roy Keane and had to be held again, reveals Wayne Rooney
WAYNE ROONEY has revealed how a livid Sir Alex Ferguson jumped over a desk to confront Roy Keane in a blazing row in entrance of the Manchester United squad.
Irish midfield hardman Keane left the Red Devils in 2005 following an explosive fall-out with the legendary former boss.
The pair clashed following an interview the then-captain gave to MUTV slating his team-mates after a 4-1 defeat at Middlesbrough.
Keane was believed to have criticised Rio Ferdinand, Alan Smith, John O’Shea, Darren Fletcher and Kieran Richardson within the interview, which by no means aired.
Ferguson was livid and summoned Keane to a crew assembly to play the interview in entrance of the squad.
United’s all-time prime scorer Rooney was a part of the United facet then and he revealed to BBC Sounds’ ‘Tony Bellew Is Angry’ podcast how Fergie had to be restrained after leaping over his desk to get to Keane.
After being requested by the ex-boxer in regards to the angriest he has ever seen a supervisor, Rooney mentioned: “When Roy Keane left the membership, it’s well-known there was a gathering… I can’t let you know the small print of what occurred within the assembly.
“Roy Keane has had a go at among the gamers on the membership’s TV channel and Fergie weren’t completely satisfied and referred to as a gathering.
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“So Roy Keane mentioned ‘let’s all watch it collectively’ so we’ve all gone into Alex Ferguson’s workplace, the coaches, gamers and Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I’m solely 18 or 19 at the time and Roy has requested if anybody has an issue and everybody mentioned ‘No’. To be truthful it wasn’t that dangerous.
“I feel it was most likely a hangover from one thing that had gone on between Roy and the supervisor prior to now.
“Anyway, it had gotten into an argument between Roy and the supervisor and a couple of various things bought mentioned.
“I seen Alex Ferguson bounce over his desk and I used to be considering ‘Wow, this is crazy!’
“He jumped over the desk and was getting held back. It got calmed down but the next day Roy Keane has come into training and then about 30 minutes later we seen him driving off. That’s the last we seen of him.”
Rooney is now the supervisor of Championship facet Derby County.
And the 35-year-old admitted how he had dished out the hairdryer remedy himself after a recreation at Wycombe final season.
Rooney mentioned: “I had one final season once we performed Wycombe away and we had been horrendous, horrible.
“I used to be fuming as a result of the efficiency didn’t characterize me and what I wished from the gamers.
“We had been 1-1 within the final minute and we get a free-kick. I’m leaning in opposition to the dug-out and I already had it in my head what I used to be going to say to the gamers, I used to be going to erupt.
“We scored anyway and gained the sport 2-1. The remaining whistle has gone and I stroll into the dressing-room and stood at the again, watching the gamers are available in and they’re excessive fiving one another and you may see they’re buzzing with the consequence.
“Next thing a bit of music comes on and I’ve let it happen, so I say to turn the music off and I had ten minutes, at the top of my voice, just erupting.”
“I simply went at them as a result of I feel you want to set requirements. And though we gained the sport, generally it’s the most effective time to have a go at gamers.
“That’s the big one I’ve had since I’ve gone into management.”
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