Roy Keane won't return to Manchester United with Alex Ferguson around

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has revealed that he doesn't expect to manage the Old Trafford outfit with Sir Alex Ferguson still around, reports the Daily Mail.

Keane, who enjoyed a great spell at the Theatre of Dreams as a player, was asked whether he'd like to manage his former club one day, but insisted that it wouldn't currently be possible.

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Fergie factor 

In fact, Keane responded to the question regarding the managers position at Old Trafford by saying: "Not if Ferguson's still around."

Ferguson, of course, is still involved with the club, currently acting as an ambassador and director. Keane enjoyed great success under the former Red Devils chief throughout his United career, as the legendary manager made the former midfielder his captain at the club.

However, after Keane left the Theatre of Dreams controversially, the pair have endured a rocky relationship in recent years. And it appears that the duo wouldn't be able to work with each other at United anytime soon. 

The majority of Manchester United fans respect both Ferguson and Keane, but it appears that their relationship is very dead in the water. 

Van Gaal 

It certainly appears, then, that current Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal doesn't have to worry about Keane wanting his job. The Dutchman will, however, be hoping that his side improve over the coming weeks and months after an inconsistent start to the season. 

United are already way off the pace in the league table, with the club as many as 10 points behind table-toppers Chelsea. The Red Devils, in fact, play host to Jose Mourinho's side this weekend, and will be desperate to prove their credentials in this season's title race by securing all three points. 

Van Gaal will be expecting the likes of Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Co. to fire United to glory, whilst he will be hoping that Phil Jones and the rest of United's back-line are able to keep Mourinho's formidable attacking line at bay. 

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