Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has defended his right to criticise the club following their Champions League exit earlier this month.

Keane, working as a pundit for ITV, felt United had "got what they deserved" when they were knocked out by Basle, comments which did not go down well with Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot questioned Keane's managerial record, saying "(Roy) had an opportunity to prove himself as a manager too. It is a difficult job" .

He also talked in his programme notes before the Wolves game about criticism of the club coming "even from people we thought were perhaps on our side". Keane told the Sunday Times: "If you want to question my managerial record, listen, you could question every pundit's managerial skill in relation to (Ferguson's) and we're all going to come up short."

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