Five conversation starters for Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane

Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane were forced to share an aeroplane on Wednesday afternoon

Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane were forced to share flight AF1068 from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Manchester on Wednesday.

The relations between United’s greatest-ever manager and one of the club’s most-successful captain have deteriorated following Keane’s acrimonious departure in 2005, before the pair released their controversial autobiographies.

So here are five conversation starters for Ferguson and Keane should the United legends run into each other again.

Why did you write that?

It’s no secret that Keane is still very bitter about what Ferguson wrote about him in his book which was published last year. A direct starter like this would provide entertainment to all aboard and probably result in the biggest case of public dirty laundry washing in football history.

Let it Go!

It’s difficult to imagine Ferguson belting out the Disney classic, but he may have to do just that to his former captain. In December, Keane said he was still expecting an apology from his former manager. Seeing how awkward the encounter one, he probably still is. Just let it go, Keano.

Where did it all go wrong?

Once a beautiful relationship, Keane and Ferguson (unfortunately there’s not cutesy merged name for the pair) have gone down in flames. With so much dirty laundry being washed in public, wouldn’t it be nice if they just sat down to have a nice reasonable conversation about where it has all gone so wrong?

How do you like your tea?

How sweet would it be if Fergie just bought Keane the cup of tea he so desperately craves? Then the two would just hug it out, be friends and walk hand in hand like they once did. This may be getting dangerously close to some twisted type of slash fiction, but one can dream, right?

But seriously, Cleverley?

This would be a nice time for Keane to reveal why he feels so bitterly is not because of the ‘lies’ Fergie told in his book, but the awful job Fergie has done in picking his successor. Let’s be honest, would you not be annoyed if you saw Tom Cleverley playing the role you defined for your Sunday League team? Imagine how Keane feels seeing that happening at Manchester United of all places.

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