Video - Beckham fails to bring Keane and Ferguson together
David Beckham has revealed that he asked Roy Keane to take part in his upcoming charity match that could have seen the Irishman play in a team managed by Alex Ferguson, but the former Manchester United skipper is unavailable to take part.
Beckham is organising a UNICEF game at Old Trafford on November 14th and he has confirmed that he made an approach to Keane to take part, but his commitments with Ireland blocked his involvement.
“We’ve asked Roy but obviously he’s on international duty and that’s part of the problem with some of the other players we wanted to play,” said Beckham.
“We had to pick a weekend where we felt we would get a lot of support and 3pm on Saturday doesn’t happen very often. We’ve asked Roy but, unfortunately, he’s tied up."
The prospect of Keane lining up in a United team led by Ferguson once more could have brought an end to the long-running feud between the former allies, but the chance was scuppered by Ireland's possible involvement in a Euro 2016 play-off.
Beckham's former Real Madrid team-mate Zinedine Zidane leading a team that will be managed by former Chelsea boss Carlos Ancelotti.
Meanwhile, in an interview with FullTimeDevils and Squawka, Beckham opened up on all things United and suggested Old Trafford hero Paul Scholes should be placed higher up the pecking order when the game's greats are rated.