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Roy Keane tipped to make shock return to Man Utd as part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe changes

Daniel Marland

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Roy Keane tipped to make shock return to Man Utd as part of Sir Jim Ratcliffe changes

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been tipped to return to Old Trafford if the opportunity arose under incoming minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

The 51-year-old is a seven-time Premier League winner with United and was captain during his 12-year stint.

He left the Red Devils in 2005 after criticising his teammates in an explosive MUTV interview, which never made the air.

Keane slammed United for their performance in a 4-1 defeat to Middlesbrough, which Sir Alex Ferguson decided was the final straw.

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Supporters are still huge fans of Keane, who doesn't mince his words when talking about United as a pundit for Sky Sports.

Former teammate Steve Bruce believes he'd snatch the chance to be back at United as part of a huge restructure.

"It wouldn’t surprise me to see Roy take up a role at Man United," he explained to The Irish Examiner.

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"We all know how highly he’s thought of at the club as he was there for 13 years and served as a huge captain for them. Who knows? I’m sure he’d be open to any discussion."

Keane during his time as a Manchester United player. (Image Credit: Getty)
Keane during his time as a Manchester United player. (Image Credit: Getty)

Keane's last coaching role was when he worked as an assistant coach at former side Nottingham Forest in 2019.

Ineos founder Ratcliffe is close to finalising a deal which will see him take a 25 per cent stake in the club.

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Ratcliffe will take control of United's sporting department in the hope of winning a first Premier League title in over a decade.

United chief executive Richard Arnold has already confirmed he'll be leaving at the end of the year.

Ratcliffe wants to oversee huge change at Old Trafford. (Image Credit: Getty)
Ratcliffe wants to oversee huge change at Old Trafford. (Image Credit: Getty)

Meanwhile, football director John Murtough's position is said to be under scrutiny after overseeing several poor transfer windows.

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It's thought current United boss Erik ten Hag's short-term future is safe despite Ratcliffe's arrival.

Ten Hag guided United to third place and Carabao Cup glory last term, their first trophy in six years.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images

Topics: Manchester United, Roy Keane, Steve Bruce, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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