The former Manchester United boss launched his autobiography earlier this week as the Scot unleashed thoughts from his 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.
Martin Keown dodged the criticism but he has joined the lost of those to have a jab back at Fergie, sympathising with former United captain Roy Keane and suggesting any future Arsene Wenger book would be completely different.
“I may read Fergie’s book, I’m sure somebody will probably buy it for me at Christmas! I don’t think I’d be nervous about a Wenger book,” said the former Gunners centre back during a live Q&A session for the Daily Mail.
Keane fought back at criticism from Ferguson ahead of ITV’s coverage of Arsenal’s defeat to Borussia Dortmund suggesting that the Scot didn’t know ‘the meaning of the word loyalty’.
His comments seemed to be aimed at Ferguson’s reluctance to acknowledge the role Keane played in United’s success while he was at the club, choosing to focus on issues he had with the Irishman instead.
It’s a line of logic that Keown clearly sympathises with.
“You’d hope to be remembered for being a part of the success you achieved together and I don’t think there’s any skeletons in the closet. He was fantastic to work for and there was never a Roy Keane sort of moment,” he added.
It’s impossible to predict how long Arsene Wenger will go on for at the Emirates Stadium but if the fallout from his subsequent memoirs is half as entertaining as what we’ve had this week then it could be just as popular.
However in Keown’s view, anyone hoping for high profile damnations from the Frenchman should probably just fork out for Fergie’s book.
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