Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane named Reading manager Paul Ince in his all-time Manchester United team.

The notorious Irishman spent 12 years with the Red Devils, including two years alongside Royals boss Ince.

Retiring from playing in 2006, the ever-outspoken Keane has now become a pundit for ITV and Sky Sports, although seems keen to return to management after 11 years.

Ince and Keane won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup together before the former England captain moved to Inter Milan in 1995.

Speaking on Sky Sport's flagship Monday Night Football programme, Keane was asked to name his all-time United team.


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Above: Ince with former Manchester Utd teammate Steve Bruce


Upon naming Ince, as well as midfield partner Bryan Robson, he said: "I’m going to put Paul Ince. Another very good player. Tarnished his reputation a bit, he ended up playing for Liverpool. He was a really good teammate.

"I thought Incey was brilliant in midfield. Good teammate to have next to you. He could head it and score goals. I enjoyed his company."

Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher continued by saying: "I don't think he gets talked about often enough, Paul Ince.

"When you think of the early Premier League era he was unbelievable. When he came to Liverpool he didn't produce what he did at Manchester United but he could do everything.

"He could use both feet, he could score goals, he was good in the air, he was quick for a central-midfielder."

As well as the current Royals boss, former Reading manager Jaap Stam was named as a centre-back.

Stam took the side to the 2016/17 Championship play-off final before losing his job in March 2018 due to poor form.



A colossal defender, the Dutchman was famously part of the 1998/99 Treble winning team before departing on bad terms with Sir Alex Ferguson in 2001.

On Monday night Keane added: "I couldn't leave Jaap Stam out. Big strong, brave, brilliant in the one vs ones. 

"I was not surprised [when Stam left]. Jaap had a bad injury. But when you’re at a big club, players do come and go quickly. It was a case of moving on."