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Keane hits out at United's "mafia situation"

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

Ian Walton

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

When I look at United there's just a lot of propaganda now, a lot of nonsense gets spoken. A lot of ex-players now work for the club, they are on contracts, ex-players from the 60s and 70s working for United and they always try to kid you on.

Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement.

I had it with all the Nani stuff. My opinion was Nani meant it, he saw the guy coming, and he definitely meant it — the guy deserved to be sent off. But I remember Robbo the next day. Robbo, who works for Man United — great player he was, but he's employed by Man United so he's got to comment on Man United, and what do you think he's going to say? 'Keaney' — and I can still remember saying him saying it like that — 'Keaney was the only one at Old Trafford who thought it was a red card.' Well, the fucking referee thought it was a red card.

I know it was you, Robbo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart!

That's why I took a step back from Man United. They're all decent lads, don't get me wrong, but it's almost like a mafia situation. If you think it's a sending-off or David Gill might be wrong or Alex Ferguson, you say it. These people are just: 'It's Man United, whoah!' It's like Disneyland — Man United Land, with fucking Mickey Mouse running everywhere.

Keaney, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.

People get swayed by Paddy Crerand. Paddy still thinks it's nineteen-sixty-fucking-seven! United have lost 5-0: 'Ah, you know, they were great.' Paddy, come on, do me a favour. 'No, no, United were great.' No, they weren't! Why are you saying it?

I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out. Just my enemies.