Man Utd's Ferdinand: Football needs Roy Keane

Rio Ferdinand was disappointed to hear of former Manchester United teammate Roy Keane's departure from Sunderland.

Ferdinand said: “The more characters there are in the Premier League the better and Roy falls into that category.

“He speaks his mind. He did it as a player and was doing it as a manager. There has been a lot of talk about him, with people saying he was going to leave. Even so, I was a bit surprised.

“Roy is his own man and he will make his own mind up.

“I am sure Sunderland will move on because he has been there and I am sure he will move on himself.”

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