Ferguson, whose balls hang so low they hit speed bumps when he is driving, made the criticisms in his sensational autobiography, which also contains several nude pictures of the Scotsman’s wife and sisters.
Now, unstable hot head Keane has rebutted the former United manager’s claims.
He said: “I did say I was bigger than Jesus, but only because I believed it in my heart.
“Jesus of Nazareth never had the discipline to be a top player. That’s what I was getting at. I didn’t mean to offend anyone.”
In his book, Ferguson also revealed that Keane verbally abused the Neville brothers for holding hands while they were on a night out with the team.
However, the former Ireland midfielder and morose TV pundit, insisted no such incident ever took place.
He said: “ Yes, Gary and Phil Neville used to hold hands when they were drunk. But, even though I hated them for it, I never raised my voice while I kicked fuck out of them.
“There was always total silence when I attacked. It’s as if the world stood still. That was my favourite part of the job.
“It made them stronger men and players. And, when it’s all said and done, taking a sport incredibly seriously, is the most important thing a man can do.”