Date: 12th June 2006 at 5:00pm
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Ex-United great Roy Keane has ended his glittering career … due to injury.

After six Premier League titles, four FA Cups, a Scottish title and a Scottish League Cup, the hero of Old Trafford has hung up his boots. The one medal he did miss out on, a Champions League final, was within grasp but he missed out at the final hurdle.

Keane: ‘Having received medical advice from my surgeon and the Celtic FC doctor, I feel my only option is to retire.

‘I would like to send the manager, the staff, players and supporters my very best wishes for the future.

‘I will come back to watch games. I might buy some season tickets. I am sure other stuff will come up, whatever it might be.

‘I have learned over the last few months it is dangerous to make other plans. Things will work out for themselves without me pushing it too much.

‘I am not fearful about the situation, far from it. I am actually very relaxed.’