Roy Keane's mum upset over Alex Ferguson's autobiography comments | inside World Soccer

Roy Keane's mother is very "upset" with comments made by ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about her son in his new book "My Autobiography".

Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane during happier days at Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane during happier days at Manchester United

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The Scot lifted the lid on his feud with Keane in the book by reserving the most brutal criticism for his former skipper.

Fergie wrote in his book: "The hardest part of Roy's body is his tongue. He has the most savage tongue you can imagine. He can debilitate the most confident person in the world in seconds with that tongue.

"What I noticed about him that day when I was arguing with him was that his eyes started to narrow, almost to wee black beads. It was frightening to watch. And I'm from Glasgow."

And Keane's mother has given his own reaction to the Fergie revelations.

Marie Keane told the Irish Sun: "God Almighty, I can't believe Sir Alex would say such things about Roy.

"I just can't believe it. I would never have thought he would do something like this.

"If he has or had a problem with Roy, why didn't he say something to him or do something about it when he was face to face with him, when he could defend himself?

"He's our son and he has a wife and children and it's not nice for any of us to be hearing someone run a loved one down like that. It's all very nasty what he said. It's nasty really. It's terrible and I'm very upset."