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Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 00:56:52 GMT

MANCHESTER United are believed to be ready to let Roy Keane leave in the summer rather than break the bank to try to persuade the influential Irishman to stay.
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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 00:09:28 GMT

ROY Keane has stunned Manchester United by revealing he expects to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, news that is likely to interest Celtic.
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A majestic display of "total football" saw Celtic demolish Livingston at Almondvale on Saturday. In a five star performance, Celtic's youngsters played a pivotal part in what was by far the best performance under the reign of Gordon Strachan.

The Celtic starting eleven, which included only two players from Seville in 2003 started the game in superb fashion as Celtic dominated proceedings right from the off. The impressive Shunsuke Nakamura was first to threaten Roddy McKenzie in the home goal. The Japanese playmaker fired in a fierce 25-yard shot which Livi 'keeper Roddy McKenzie managed to beat away well.

McKenzie then had to use an outstretched foot to stop a low shot from the in form Celtic striker Craig Beattie, who was keeping John Hartson on the bench. Full-back Paul Telfer was next to have an effort as he warmed McKenzie's hands with an impressive shot from distance.

Nakamura and Stilian Petrov then saw powerful strikes flash just wide of the target as Celtic...
Celtic won a vital three points with a battling display at home to ICT. On a day which seen Celtic fall behind for the second time in a week, the players shown great spirit to turn around the deficit in an inspirational sixteen minute spell.

Celtic started the game well as McManus and Maloney both went close early on as Celtic pressed forward. Beattie who retained his place in the team following the CIS Cup win in midweek also got behind the visitors' defence only to see his low strike deflected behind by the feet of the goalkeeper Brown. The Scotland striker headed down a Paul Telfer cross, but Brown did brilliantly to keep his effort out. Beattie again should have got on the score sheet when he was found unmarked in the box. However, he only managed to strike another effort straight at the goalkeeper.

Chris Sutton who started his second game in four days also went close to opening the scoring as Nakamura planted a cross on to his head but the inspired Brown kept the effort...
Celtic moved into second place in the table with an important victory at Easter Road. The staduim was packed and expectations were high following recent wins at both Celtic Park and Ibrox. However Celtic's first attack on 5 minutes brought about a goal to silence the crowd. Hibs gave Shunsuke Nakamura far to much time on the the ball and he superbly found Petrov inside the Hibs box and the Bulgarian scored what proved to be the winning goal by sliding the ball under Malkowski in the Hibs goal.

Celtic were comfortably in control of the opening stages and almost doubled their lead after 25 minutes following a misjudgement by Hibs defender Murphy. Nakamura beared down on goal but his shot lacked the pace required to seriously trouble the goalkeeper.

For Hartson, it transpired to be one of those unaffective afternoons as though some of the big striker’s work outside of the box was decent enough, he was poor in the 18 yard box. His fortunes in front of goal were typified when he...