Date: 25th August 2008 at 4:32pm
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Roy Keane does not think Berbatov’s sulking created a difficult situation for Spurs manager Juande Ramos: he would know what to do.

Berbatov obviously wants to leave Tottenham and join Manchester United and Juande Ramos asked for the clubs to resolve the case sooner rather than later as the team’s performances will suffer. Keano offered him a solution, which Ramos described as ‘interesting’.

‘If a player didn’t want to play for me, I know what I’d do – I’d drive him myself to wherever he wants to go,’ said Keane.

‘I’ve said it before, no player is bigger than any club.

‘I had a player two years ago when I got my job, I heard he had been speaking to another club within a week or two and I just sold him. And off he popped.’


It would certainly cause a lot of amusement within the ranks at Old Trafford if Ramos and Berbatov appeared outside the stadium, the former pushing the latter inside the door with a quick farewell.

However, Keano’s tempting offer is impossible at a club like Spurs which is run the continental way: the chairman and their incompetent sporting director are responsible for the transfer business. So, while Ramos might be keen on actually acting on Roy’s words, he cannot really do anything but wait.