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Sunday, 3 March, 2002, 12:11 GMT
Keane signs new deal
Roy Keane and David Beckham
United hope Beckham will follow Keane's example
Manchester United captain Roy Keane has agreed a new four-year contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2006.

The announcement comes just two days after Sir Alex Ferguson signed a deal to stay on as United manager until 2005.

Keane's wages are reported to have gone up by 38,000 to 90,000 a week.

United are currently locked in contract negotiations with England skipper David Beckham.

This is great news - Roy is an unbelievable player
Sir Alex Ferguson
Keane said: "I am delighted to be staying at United and I am looking forward to enjoying even more success with the team over the next few years.

"I would like to thank the club and my solicitor, Michael Kennedy, for making the whole process of negotiating my new contract go so smoothly."

Ferguson was delighted to have secured the signature of arguably his most important player.

"This is great news," he said. "Roy is an unbelievable player whose leadership, passion and drive epitomise the best qualities of Manchester United.

"I am really pleased to have Roy on board for another four years."

United chief executive Peter Kenyon agreed with Ferguson's sentiments.

Roy Keane with former Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards
Keane signed for United in 1993
"We are absolutely delighted to be signing Roy to a new contract.

"He is a fantastic player and we never doubted he wanted to stay at United.

"With our inspirational captain now signed up until 2006 the continuity and stability which is so important to United's success is guaranteed."

Keane joined United from Nottingham Forest in 1993 for a then British record transfer fee of 3.75m.

He has made 349 appearances for the champions, scoring 49 goals.

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