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‘This idea of having a cup of tea with him, never for me’: Roy Keane insists his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson at was strictly professional but admits Scot’s team talks were ‘brilliant’ Roy Keane played for Sir Alex Ferguson at for over 12 years  Ferguson made Keane captain in 1997 who remained in role until 2005 departure Keane's acrimonious departure has caused animosity between the pair since Ferguson criticised Keane in his autobiography after retiring but Keane hit back  

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

Published: 00:21 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 00:21 BST, 1 October 2019

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Roy Keane has stated he never wanted to be 'in' with Sir Alex Ferguson during his time at , saying the 'idea of having a cup of tea with him was never for him.'

Keane played under Ferguson for 12-and-a-half years at Old Trafford, and was captain for eight of those years. 

But after criticising his team-mates in a video for the club's TV channel, Keane left the club in 2005 and the relationship between the pair has soured ever since. 

Roy Keane spoke about his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson on Monday Night Football

Roy Keane spoke about his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson on Monday Night Football

Ferguson and Keane lifting the FA Premier League trophy at Old Trafford in 2001

Ferguson and Keane lifting the FA Premier League trophy at Old Trafford in 2001 

Speaking during his debut on Sky's Monday Night Football, Keane spoke in depth about his 'strictly professional' relationship with Sir Alex, compared to other players.

'When I first went to United, some would go up to have a cup of tea with the manager after training, I never wanted that relationship with any manager,' said Keane. 

'This idea of having a cup of tea with

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