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Keane had special impact on next generation - McShane

Wed 13 October 2021 | 13:22

Keane's special behavior has had a huge impact on young players.

Former

Manchester United

defender Paul McShane shared some interesting memories of Roy Keane and advice from Sir Alex Ferguson that helped him get on with his coaching career.

The 35-year-old defender has never played in official games for Manchester United, but in 2004, he played in the team's pre-season tour and played for the Under-23s. Now he has returned to Old Trafford as a player-coach and talked about his memories of the team and the impact Keane had on the next generation of players.

“Training with him was quite an experience, because he didn’t take it easy on you,"

he said.

"I remember being lashed out at a few times by Roy for giving the ball away on more than one occasion.

“He held no prisoners, no matter what age you were. I always remember him saying it was tough love but it was quite tough as a 17-year-old getting hammered by Roy!”

McShane added on Ferguson's advices: "I remember he always said to enjoy the journey as a professional footballer and I try and tell the lads that. So I try and tell the lads to enjoy it as much as they can and take one day at a time, but it’s easier said than done. I think that was the main thing that Sir Alex told me that sticks in my mind, to enjoy the journey."

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