Manchester United - Sir Alex 'He's Simply The Best'
UK time is: 16:53:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sir Alex 'He's Simply The Best'

They left on poor terms, but still Sir Alex Ferguson hails Roy Keane as the best player he ever had at Manchester United.

The Irishman returns for his Testimonial this week, and Sir Alex took the chance to give his ex-skipper the best welcome he could have hoped for.

Ferguson: 'Taking everything into consideration, Roy Keane is the best player I have ever had at this club. He was not as talented as Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, nowhere near it.

'But you come across these once-in-a-lifetime people who have this desire which comes from the heart.

'Roy's obsession with winning and the demands he put on other players made him the most influential player in the dressing room and a great captain.

'A few days ago I was asked to pick my all-time best top 16 Manchester United players. I would have rather picked 20 because there was less risk of embarrassing myself.

'But when time ticks on, decades from now, the name of Roy Keane will stand alongside those of Bryan Robson, Duncan Edwards and Paul Scholes as among the very best Manchester United have ever seen.'

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 7 2006

Time: 12:01PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
i dont think hes you best player youve had whilst sir alex has been there but he has been good.
Report Abuse
07/05/2006 13:20:00

wa a player he makes all the difference to a squad klasse is all u can call hin
Report Abuse
09/05/2006 21:36:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Schweinsteiger Injury Concerns! (Friday October 9 2015)

United Interest in Mane Erupts Again (Friday October 9 2015)

Hodgson on not Risking Rooney (Thursday October 8 2015)

Still Awaiting International Clearance! (Thursday October 8 2015)

United Legends - Pat Crerand (Thursday October 8 2015)

United Will Not Do A Liverpool! (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Memphis on Recovery Days! (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Valdes Now Spoilt for Choice (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 8 6 0 2 +12 18
2. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 +6 16
3. Man Utd 8 5 1 2 +4 16
4. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 +4 15
5. Leicester City 8 4 3 1 +2 15
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 +6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 +4 13

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Garner Joins Pulis' Backroom
WBA : 09/10/2015 16:45:01
Schweinsteiger Injury Concerns!
Man Utd : 09/10/2015 16:39:01
Simpson On Life At Leicester
Leicester City : 09/10/2015 16:33:00
Allardyce Moves Closer to Sunderland Post!
West Ham : 09/10/2015 16:29:00
United Interest in Mane Erupts Again
Man Utd : 09/10/2015 16:20:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Arsenal?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 11%
Young 0%
Smalling 0%
Blind 0%
Darmian 0%
Carrick 0%
Schweinsteiger 8%
Mata 4%
Depay 4%
Rooney 2%
Martial 71%
Valencia 0%
Fellaini 0%
Wilson 0%