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.

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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