Man United legend Roy Keane plays down reports of Old Trafford return

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane plays down reports he will be Louis van Gaal's No2 if the Dutchman is appointed

Front-runner: Louis van Gaal is favourite for Man United job Photo: Paul Blank, via Wikimedia

Roy Keane has played down reports suggesting that he will be Louis van Gaal’s number two if the Dutchman is appointed as permanent Manchester United manager.

The Republic of Ireland assistant coach won seven Premier League titles during an 11-year spell at the Red Devils under club legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

I have got a job and I am very happy in my job

Roy Keane

But the former United captain insisted that he is very happy working as Martin O’Neill’s number two after the pair replaced Giovanni Trapattoni last October.

“People keep asking me, ironically, about other jobs. I have got a job and I am very happy in my job,” Keane told Irish radio station Today FM.

Keane revealed that he doesn’t expect to speak to his former manager Ferguson again after the 71-year-old criticised the Irishman in his autobiography.

“No, I am not sure. Probably not. But look, I have said that about other people,” added Keane.

“Football is a funny old game and you get clashes of personality sometimes, but it’s something that’s not on my mind at the moment, to be honest with you, whether it be good or bad.”

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