Roy Keane’s not under the thumb… but don’t tell his missus

Sunderland manager and ex-Manchester United captain Roy Keane has caused a storm by warning that today’s players are under the thumbs of wives and girlfriends who refuse to move anywhere near his club.

And yet, as the on the ball Manchester Evening News points out, his own family live three hours away from Sunderland in Hale, the suburb, dubbed ‘Gold Trafford’, that provided the inspiration for ITV’s seminal drama, Footballers’ Wives.

Mrs Roy Keane refuses to comment on their failure to move to Sunderland…

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