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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson took aim at Roy Keane, David Beckham and Rafa Benitez, among others, as he launched his updated autobiography.
Ferguson claims he could not keep Keane at the club after the midfielder criticised younger players in an interview with the club's own television channel, MUTV, reports John Cross of the Daily Mirror.
Keane hit back in his role as a television analyst ahead of a Champions League game at the Emirates Stadium between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. Per the same article:
I remember having conversations with [Ferguson] about loyalty. In my opinion he doesn't know the meaning of the word.
To constantly criticise other players that brought him success... I won't be losing any sleep over it.
Glenn Moore of The Independent says Kieran Richardson, Darren Fletcher and Rio Ferdinand were criticised by Keane in that interview.
Ferguson also claimed Beckham was more interested in fame than football, reports Paul Brown of the Daily Star.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool manager Benitez was branded "a control freak" by Ferguson, reports Matthew Dunn of the Daily Express.
Ben Curtis of the Daily Mirror has provided a rundown of Ferguson's quotes during the press conference and in his book.