Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has met up with Roy Keane over a “cup of tea” to discuss his opinions on Manchester United.
Keane, who the Daily Mirror describe as a ‘savage critic’ of the club, has been outspoken on a number of occasions since Sir Alex Ferguson left United in 2013.
And Solskjaer admits he took Keane’s opinions on board but wouldn’t reveal details of the conversation.
“I’ve already been at his house for a cup of tea,” Solskjaer told the Daily Mirror. “I keep in touch with Roy. For me, he was a fantastic leader. I loved having him as my captain. We’ve become friends.
“I know Roy did an interview saying there’s many people that claim to be his friends. But I feel that we are quite close.
“And I always listen to Roy and his opinions – I value them very highly.”
On choosing his captain, Solskjaer added: “There’s different ways of picking a captain. You can have club captains, you have players choosing or you can have me being like a dictator.
“We have got leaders in this group. We’ve shared it round with Juan Mata, Ashley Young, then there’s David, Paul and Nemanja Matic.
“We’ve had loads of captains so let’s see who’s going to be in charge or wearing the armband. But I accept good ones like Keane and Bryan Robson are hard to find. And now Kompany has left City it will be hard for them to replace him too.”