Megalomania: a pathological condition characterised by delusions of power, relevance, or omnipotence. Is characterised by an inflated sense of self-esteem and overestimation by persons of their powers and beliefs.
(I think its prudent to make some points clear from the start…..Personally, I have no problem with Roy Keane’s comments after the Basel match. I think any criticism of the club or the team is valid, and I have no interest in ‘head in the sand’ fans who think MUFC can do no wrong. I also believe the manager was out of order in his press conference about Roy’s management record. There was no need to say that, but in defense he was asked a question and he answered it with a throw away ten second rebuff. Hardly anything to get over excited about in the grand scheme of things to leave Ferguson’s mouth.)
It is the day after Roy Keane’s ‘right of reply’ via a national newspaper two page spread.
We’ve all read it and we all have different slants on it.
When a man and his son fall out it’s a tragic thing. But Keane was never Ferguson’s boy. Keane was a leader of men. Sir Alex recognised this. Keane thrived on drama and war. Again, the manager gave him all the toys to be able to live out his fantasies. And eventually the inevitable happened…as it always does in a footballer’s life: The day comes when you no longer are of use to the club. For some like the Djemba Djembas of this world, you end up being smuggled out in a dark glassed car, and we pretend they never really happened. For others, such as Neville and Scholes, we get the trumpets and the fanfare in full flow. And we praise them like we should. Glitter and gold and tears of endearment. Forever in our hearts and souls.
There is no need to retell the story of Roy Keane’s last days at Old Trafford. We know what happened. Roy opened his mouth one too many times, and as soon as Fergie sensed that this bile could affect his plans for the club….he got rid. (More …)