It was the most emphatic display of selflessness I have seen on a football field. Pounding over every blade of grass, competing if he would rather die of exhaustion than lose he inspired all around him. I felt it was an honor to be associated with such a player.
~ Sir Alex Ferguson, 21 April 1999
Roy Keane’s greatest performance came after he received a yellow card that would mean he could not participate in the Champions League Final if Manchester United could get there. Keane ensured that they did. Sir Alex Ferguson’s quote is the kind of praise that any player hopes for from their manager.