EAMON Dunphy has leapt to the defence to Roy Keane and said that Alex Ferguson is a “bully”.
The broadcaster also said that after hearing all the excerpts of the book, he would like to write a “warts and all biography of the former United manager which doesn’t skirt over the likes of the “Rock of Gilbratar incident”.
“Roy Keane does not have a job at the moment in management and Ferguson has seriously damaged Roy Keane’s chances of getting a job in England with this book.
“Ferguson should have been bigger than that. He is Sir Alex Ferguson. He is a wealthy man. He is a respected man. Does he really need to write one of these books? And his book skirts some stuff – for example Coolmore and Rock of Gibraltar.”
Dunphy also said that the release of the book is unlikely to help current Man United manager David Moyes.
“He has reopened an old argument with [Wayne] Rooney with the book. That certainly won’t help the new manager David Moyes. The timing of the book is all wrong. He could have done the book at another time in the future but he choose to release it the day that Manchester United are playing a Champions League game this evening.”
Surprisingly, Dunphy also defended David Beckham – a player he has questioned in the past.
“The score settling between him and Beckham is bad form. He doesn’t know. What right has he got?
“He has no right to speculate on David Beckham’s relationship with his wife. That has nothing to do with him.”
“He lays aside everything that Roy and David Beckham have contributed to Manchester and just points out their faults. Beckham and Keane wee central to United winning title after title after title. That is selfish and bullying and is unbecoming of a man of 71. He is the one - as Roy Keane pointed out last night – who is always banging on about loyalty.”