Just over eleven years ago Roy Keane exploded during an interview for MUTV that would spell the beginning of the end for his Manchester United career. A rant in which he questioned teammates followed a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough caused outrage among United staff and subsequently led to a ban on the footage. Although all footage of that interview has been destroyed we can reveal exactly what Keane had to say during that interview. Let's begin with highlights from the game that angered Keane.
The Roy Keane interview for MUTV following the defeat above was due to air as a piece entitled "Roy Keane plays the pundit". Unfortunately for Keane not only was all copies of the piece destroyed, he was also issued a five thousand pound fine and would never play for United again. The following are Keane's comments during the recording in which he was reviewing United display at Middlesbrough. Keane started by questioning Edwin Van Der Saar for the first goal.
Next up was John O'Shea who Keane felt was not trying as hard as he could.
When a Rio Ferdinand error leads to a goal (Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink robbed Ferdinand for the second goal] Keane is quick to give his opinion.
Roy Keane highlighted Darren Fletcher next believing that the Scotland international was over hyped in his homeland.
Next Keane let rip at Kieran Richardson.
Next Keane looked at Alan Smith and began to question what he was doing.
Roy Keane wanted more from United's young guns and he let it be known while commenting towards Chris Eagles.
Next Keane passed remarks while on the topic of United's experienced players.
Keane wasn't one bit surprised as he makes clear following the end of the highlights.
Keane felt the reaction to his comments were over the top.