During their time at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane reprimanded the squad for failing to sign charity footballs. Keane, who was the captain at Old Trafford, was known for setting high standards within the team, which contributed to the club’s success on and off the pitch. Giving back to the community is an important part of representing a football club, but recent incidents involving Arsenal and Leeds United players have drawn criticism. Gary Neville shared a story on Steven Bartlett’s podcast about how Keane and Ferguson handled a similar incident at United. Wendy, who collected the charity balls, would have 30 to 40 balls signed every Thursday, which were then donated to children’s charities. However, sometimes players would be in a rush and neglect to sign them. When Keane noticed that only five out of 23 players had signed the balls, he brought it to Ferguson’s attention, who was furious and called it a “dereliction of duty and a lack of respect”.