Roy Keane explains why he would be able to manage Man United

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The former captain has stated his case.

Roy Keane has explained why he would be able to manage Manchester United on an interim basis, if he was approached.

When news broke that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been sacked last week, many suggested (though somewhat in jest) that Keane should take the job until the end of the season.

Keane weighed in on the situation at United when speaking on Super Sunday this weekend.

Roy Keane on Man United interim manager

He said: “First of all it was disappointing for Ole to finish on such a low. But the Watford result was poor, as was the performance.

“I’ve argued with Jamie (Carragher) over the last year or two about managers getting enough time, but I think Ole did get enough time. The results and performances over the last couple of months have been really poor, so there was no real surprise after the Watford game.

When asked about the potential of him returning to the club as an interim manager, Keane said that he would have felt well able to do it.

He said: “They were never going to call me. That was never going to happen. I’d have no problem going into any dressing room, that wouldn’t be a problem.

“People tend to forget I have managed before and I did okay in the Premier League with Sunderland!”

Roy Keane on Man United job

Keane’s last job as a manager was with Ipswich Town. He coached the Championship club between April 2009 and January 2011.

The Irishman was manager of Sunderland when the Black Cats earned promotion to the Premier League in 2007. He then helped the club retain its status in the top-flight before departing in December 2008.

Since then he was Martin O’Neil’s #2 with the Republic of Ireland senior team and with Nottingham Forest.

He revealed not long ago that he was in negotiations with a Championship club about becoming manager, but it never came to fruition.

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