Friday, November 18, 2005

Roy Keane leaving Man U

In a bit of a shocking move, Manchester United's Captain Roy Keane (pictured) has decided to leave the club today. The decision is said to have been mutual been Keane and Man U. Keane was expected to leave at the end of the season, but after the rant against his teammates last month, everyone seemed to think it was best if the end came sooner rather then later.

Midfielder Keane joined United in 1993 from Nottingham Forest and has been a focal point of the team ever since. During his 12 and a half years, Keane helped Man U win the Premier League seven times and get the double, winning the FA Cup as well, three times (1994,96 & 99). United also won the European Cup in 1999.

Keane had this to say:

"It has been a great honor and privilege for me to play for Manchester United for over 12 years. During my time at the club I have been fortunate to play alongside some of the best players in the game and in front of the best supporters in the world."

Coach Sir Alex Ferguson spoke highly of Keane:

"The best midfield player in the world of his generation, he is already one of the great figures in our club's illustrious history. Roy has been central to the success of the club in the last 12 and a half years and everyone at Old Trafford wishes him well in the rest of his career and beyond."

Keane had not played since September 14th due to injury.


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