Coventry City striker
Robbie Keane today refused to be drawn into a war of words with Manchester United boss
Ferguson said in the summer that he would only pay around £500,000 for the 19-year-old
who cost Coventry £6 million from Wolves last week.
Keane made a mockery of that valuation by slamming two goals on his debut for the Sky
Blues and tomorrow has the chance to make the Old Trafford boss re-evaluate his judgement.
But if Keane had revenge on his mind today, he wasnt letting it show as he
prepared for his second Highfield Road outing in four days.
"I have tried not to read the papers in the last year or so because of the
speculation over my future. I respect Alex Ferguson for what he has achieved down the
years and dont want to comment on this business.
"It is every young players ambition to play against the likes of Manchester
United and I am no different."
Manager Gordon Strachan looks set to recall Steve Froggatt. The former Wolves and Villa
winger, who played alongside Keane at Molineux, linked up well with his former team mate
in the win over Derby County.
He is likely to replace the suspended David Burrows, who misses the game after his
sending off against Leicester.
There are still tickets available for Citys clash with treble winners United at
The tickets are being sold as a part of a two-match package along with seats for the
game against Watford on 31 October.
The ticket office was busy after Saturdays 2-0 win over Derby Country and the
club are hopeful of a full house to see the clash of the Keanes
Coventrys Robbie and Uniteds Roy both netted twice at the weekend to earn
Ticket office manager Jamie Roberts said:
"The result on Saturday was good news for everyone and that was reflected in the
ticket office after the game.
"We are hopeful of selling out but would advise anyone interested in coming to the
game to buy their tickets sooner rather than later. We are expected to be busy today and