In case you haven't heard, Roy Keane and Man U have agreed to terminate Keane's contract six months early to allow him to sign a long term deal with another club.
While it was van Nistelrooy's amazing scoring ability that got me interested in the club, it is Keane's tremendous leadership and hard work that I have always enjoyed watching.
Throughout his career, Keane was a ballistic missile, a freight train, and a field general all in one. I don't think any footballer in the last decade and a half personifies the term "dominance" more than Roy Keane has.
I will be sad to see him go and I hope Manchester United can fill the center midfield void, but there is and will always be one and only one Roy Keane. There may be new center midfielders that will do great things, but you just can't replace a Roy Keane.
I was quite shocked to read that Keano had quit in the BBC website. With Michael Ballack indicating he'd prefer Real Madrid, the search for Roy's replacement becomes harder. Players like Alan Smith might be able to fill his position in the future, but ManU needs to find an experienced midfield general to guide the younger players and lend the much needed drive on the pitch.
Is it finally going to be Patrick Vieira ? Will Juve let him go ? Will ManU be able to afford him ? Will he be able to get along with Ruud ?
The club is going backwards fast
yea.. it's was pretty surpise for me... i didn't thoungt that kean will quit from Manchester... and it's pretty sad after his donate.. but.. it's the way of the football.. to many surpises..
I've read in Spain that Man Utd is thinking in Aldo Duscher (argentinian defensive midfielder playing in Deportivo La Coruna) for replacing Roy Keane.
I can tell you that Roy Keane is like 10 millions times better than Duscher and even now, at the end of his career. Duscher only knows how to tackle and being a dirty player in the pitch. Believe me, there should be much better options for Man Utd than this.
When hearing that Ballack might be going to Madrid one hack wrote that the "upshot" of that might be Tomas Gravesen going to United. Its a sad state of affairs when United are content on replacing Keane with Gravesen.
Most Manchester United supporters demand immediate success so I think the club will definitely go out and try to get a guy like Ballack, but I personally don't think that that's the right move even if it may help the club in the short term.
I am delighted by the progress that I've seen from Alan Smith and Darren Fletcher and both of them have the capabilities to be great center midfielders. I think that this transfer season, they should just back off the market. I know the rest of the supporters won't like it, but I think they should give Smith and Fletcher a chance to develop in midfield for the rest of the season. Maybe not if they still have a chance to win any trophy this year, but if by the time the transfer market is open, the season is a lost cause, then they should definitely leave those two in to develop. At least until the summer transfer market opens.
Keane sucks.. all he does is destory people's careers by injuring them.. Like Alf Inge Haaland
I was very shocked to read that Keano had quit.
I think the search for Roy's replacement becomes harder.
Players like Alan Smith might be able to fill his position in the future,
but he still need someone to guide him to play in this position.