Date: 10th January 2006 at 11:36am
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Roy Keane’s testimonial, which was agreed as part of his severance package with Manchester United, will be set for the end of the season.

Although the former United skipper has yet to confirm any arrangements, it is thought the week commencing Monday, May 9 is the most likely time for any game, especially as Celtic will not be required to play in the Scottish Cup final the following weekend.

Talking of which …. Keane endured a nightmare debut for the Hoops when they crashed out of the Scottish Cup at the hands of Clyde. Be honest with yourself, did you enjoy every minute of that Scottish Cup tie? I laughed my socks off!

How I enjoyed the comment from the Tims fan who said: ‘The best player in the world has left Manchester United to join the best club in the world’.

Yes … we were behind him on that one. And what happened?

Celtic legend Billy McNeill branded the defeat against Clyde at Broadwood on Sunday as ’embarrassing, unacceptable, shameful’ and ‘pathetic’.

McNeill told the Scottish Sun: ‘It should have been a carnival for the Celtic supporters – instead it was like watching a circus act.

‘Embarrassing, unacceptable, shameful, pathetic. Just a few choice words that sum up Celtic’s Scottish Cup exit.

‘Roy Keane? ‘Roy Who’ more like. The Irishman was given a sensational build-up and a sensational welcome from the fans but once the game started you never heard from him.

‘Apart from one pinpoint second-half pass, I never noticed him. So he doesn’t get pass marks in my book.

‘In fact the only two who do are Artur Boruc and Shaun Maloney – the rest, including Keane, should be ashamed of themselves.’