Keane hits back at Ferguson

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has hit back at accusations in Sir Alex Ferguson's new book by suggesting his former manager lacks loyalty. Speaking on ITV, he said: "He don't think he knows the meaning of the word".

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Mourinho, Wenger and Rooney braced for Fergie book

Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson endured a fractious relationship at times. Credit: PA

The football world is bracing itself for some typically brutal observations when Sir Alex Ferguson's biography is released this morning.

Football fans will be keen to see what the legendary former manager has to say about Wayne Rooney, who would surely have been shown the exit door if Ferguson had not retired last summer.

As it is Ferguson will need to tiptoe round the matter carefully so as not to cause new Manchester United manager David Moyes any problems.

Ghostwriter Paul Hayward says Ferguson "recalls the great players he has managed", listing Roy Keane, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham, and "shares his thoughts on Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez".

Ferguson book set to reveal why he sold Beckham

Sir Alex Ferguson's eagerly awaited account of his life as Manchester United manager will be released later today. Credit: Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport

Sir Alex Ferguson told Manchester United TV in a recent interview: "The problem with doing a book is you have to bring in the elements and factors which in many ways either affected or determined your management decision-making.

"Because I've been at the club such a long time and you're building team after team after team, there are areas that you can't ignore.

"Why we sold certain players like David Beckham and Ruud van Nistelrooy. You can't ignore these things because these guys were big, big figures in Manchester United's career history."

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Ferguson's eagerly awaited book to be released

Sir Alex Ferguson has been keen to keep the contents of his book a secret. Credit: PA Wire

Sir Alex Ferguson's eagerly awaited account of his life as Manchester United manager will be released later today.

Ferguson, who has been keen to keep the contents of the book a secret, will enlighten his audience about the most decorated career the game has ever known.

There have been no official leaks and no serialisation ahead of five sell-out Q+A evenings, that start in Manchester next Monday and take in visits to London, his home city of Glasgow, Aberdeen, where he first made an impact, and Dublin.

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