His announcement prompted glowing praise from many of his former colleagues and managers not least from Sir Alex Ferguson who opined: "Over the years when they start picking the best teams of all time he will be in there. He has also continued his strict disciplinary policy by putting Liam Miller (one of Sunderland's apparently more consistent players) on the transfer list for being regularly late for training and other team meetings. Paul Ince and Bryan Robson had establiRoy Keaned a formidable partnership in the centre of midfield having just inspired Manchester United to their first league title since 1967.
He played in every Republic of Ireland game at the 1994 FIFA World Cup although he left the 2002 World Cup after an incident with national coach Mick McCarthy. Keane's arrival was cited as the catalyst for Sunderland's recovery. Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish former footballer and manager.