Manchester United

Revisiting Every Word Roy Keane Said in His Infamous MUTV Rant in 2005 That Led to His Dismissal From The Club

Mudeet Arora
Roy Keane had a pretty ugly end to his Manchester United career
Roy Keane had a pretty ugly end to his Manchester United career / Pool/Getty Images

Roy Keane's dismissal from Manchester United still remains the most infamous moments in the club's illustrious history.

On October 29, 2005, United were beaten by Middlesbrough 4-1 in what was an awful performance by Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

After the full-time whistle, MUTV interviewed Roy Keane who slammed his players including Rio Ferdinand for the defeat.

"I have seen that happen to Rio before," the Irishman said.

He added, "It is poor defending. Just because you are paid £120,000 a week and play well for 20 minutes against Tottenham you think you are a superstar."

Keane then also went on to criticise other players like Darren Fletcher and Alan Smith and he was fined £5,000 as the club sought to destroy all copies of the tape, according to the Mirror.

Here's every single word Keane uttered in his rant on United players.....

On Edwin van der Sar: "He should have saved that (a 30-yard goal from Gaizka Mendieta). That was saveable."

On John O'Shea"He's just strolling around when he should have been busting a gut to get back."

On Darren Fletcher"I can't understand why people in Scotland rave about Darren Fletcher."

On Kieran Richardson: "He is a lazy defender who deserved to get punished. He wasn't doing his job."

On Alan Smith: "What is he doing there? He is wandering around as if he is lost. He doesn't know what he is doing."

On youth players involved in the game"When they [the young players] sign the contracts, they think they have made it. They owe it to the manager, the staff and the fans. They think they have made it. They haven't."

On experienced players involved in the game: "The younger players have been let down by some of the more experienced ones - they are not leading. There is a shortage of characters. It seems to be in this club you have to play badly to be rewarded. Maybe that is what I should do when I come back - play badly."

The result: "I wasn't surprised by the result, I had been expecting one like this. The players have been asked questions and they are just not coming up with the answers. I am sick of having to say it and they are sick of listening to me. They have let down the club, the manager, and the fans."