Last updated : 27 April 2004 By editor
About five years ago.

From the Sun By NEIL CUSTIS

ROY KEANE is on the brink of quitting Manchester United.

Keane is angry at manager Alex Ferguson’s reaction to his decision to play again for the Republic of Ireland. And it could open the way for a summer move to Celtic where Keane, 32, has always said he would love to finish his career.
Furious Fergie fell out with his United skipper when Keane insisted he wanted to play friendlies as well as competitive games for the Irish. Now it could only be a matter of weeks before the Old Trafford captain and his manager part for good. It would appear Keane and Ferguson’s mutual frustration could lead to a parting of the ways.

Celtic now beckons. Keane has always made clear his intention to finish his career with the Scottish champions. It is understood preliminary contact between clubs may have already taken place and the midfielder is considering his future.

Keane has been unhappy this season because Ferguson has limited his amount of appearances. He has also had a bust-up with striker Ruud van Nistelrooy over the Dutch striker’s form.