Who He IsRoy Keane was, and is, a lot of things. Rock-solid defensive midfielder, the most stable point in Manchester United’s trophy-hauling machine, maniac, gladiator, comedian. You can pick one depending on where are you from or which club you support. Roy Keane might not have been the most skilled, or the most loved player of his generation. In fact, there were a lot of other greats playing for Manchester at the time.