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Roy Keane's first interview after British record transfer has emerged, his mentality was always elite

Daniel Marland

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Roy Keane's first interview after British record transfer has emerged, his mentality was always elite

Roy Keane's first interview as a Manchester United player has emerged and it proves his mentality is unlike any other.

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The Irishman sealed a £3.75 million move from Nottingham Forest back in 1993, which was a record fee between two British clubs at the time.

He scored twice on his home debut in a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United and everyone knew he was destined for the top.

Ahead of the Red Devils' clash with Newcastle United, Keane was asked about his transfer fee and gave the most typical answer.

When asked if he feels the weight of his price tag, Keane replied: "No. Especially now I've come to United because a lot of these players are bigger stars than me. It's just that I moved club, they haven't.

"I just get up and down, try and get tackles here and there, the odd goal. I'm far from a flair player."

Keane had the perfect response to the difference between United and Forest too.

He immediately said: "There's a lot of differences. More pressure off the pitch as well as on it.

"The crowds here at United have high expectations which they deserve really. With them being league champions, they're expected to win every home game."

29 years later and you could imagine hearing those words coming from Keane's mouth on a Sky Sports broadcast. Some things never change.

Keane on his home debut against Sheffield United. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Keane on his home debut against Sheffield United. (Image Credit: Alamy)

One fan commented: "Elite mentality. Enough said."

Another said: "Money well spent they don't make them like Keano anymore."

A third tweeted: "You can tell he was already a leader."

While someone put: "He's still the same guy after all these years, can't believe I've never seen this before."

Keane would go on to win seven Premier League titles with United as well as the Champions League in 1999.

He departed in controversial fashion in 2005 and after a brief stint with Celtic, hung up his boots in 2006.

Keane ahead of West Ham United vs Manchester City earlier this month. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Keane ahead of West Ham United vs Manchester City earlier this month. (Image Credit: Alamy)

The 51-year-old is still involved with the game and most recently provided punditry on United's 2-1 victory over Liverpool.

During the action, Keane was approached by Cristiano Ronaldo, new midfielder Casemiro, United's England Lionesses who won Euro 2022 and rapper Stormzy.

Everyone was desperate to show their respect and embraced Keane like the living legend he is.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Roy Keane, Manchester United, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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