One of the most controversial and colourful characters in English football history, Keane was a fearsome warrior in the heart of Manchester United's midfield who rarely left anyone in any doubt whatsoever about his unwavering commitment to the cause.
Unfortunately, however, his time at Old Trafford soured somewhat towards the latter stages and Keane and the iconic figure of Sir Alex Ferguson suffered a seemingly irretrievable breakdown in their relationship.
Still, despite all that, it would be stupid and altogether crazy to leave him off a list of inspirational Premier League captains.
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