Red Devils Icon Keane was a battling midfielder who was known for his leadership skills. While he was not afraid to take a card or two if he felt it was for the good of the team.
Roy Keane could play in any team
Leicester City defender Jonny Evans believes that ex-Manchester United Roy Keane could play on any team from any moment in the history of football in its prime. Red Devils Icon Keane was a battling midfielder who was known for his leadership skills, while he was not afraid to take a card or two if he felt it was for the good of the team. Indeed, the image of a hard-man followed the former Republic of Ireland international throughout his career. Still, Evans, who came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, “Being Manchester United, being a child growing up in Northern Ireland, It was quite inevitable that Roy Keane was my hero, “Evans quotes the club’s official website.
He was an incredible player
“What an incredible player he was. We had this fantastic team with all these star players, and he was the leader of them all, hard as nails. He was just there to be an idolater. Just this tremendous, influential character. In this specific case, I think, during the first year of the course, it was some material from the second-level coaching course, and you had to fill out the player’s analysis. “So, you have all the attributes of the player down the left column, then on a scale of 1 -20, we all had to evaluate how well this player was in this specific field. There were, if I remember correctly, about 15 categories in which the player had to score.
Roy was true leader
“Alex Ferguson filled out several of these forms on different players of the first team, as examples for comparing them across all different categories. One such example was Roy Keane, and each box was right next to the top.” Fergie told everyone: This guy got everything. “And it was not only Sir Alex who noticed how to complete Roy was, with Evans revealing long conversations about his icon with another former United player, Darren Fletcher, while the pair lined up together at West Brim.” Everyone knows that Roy was a true leader who inspired other players, but he was also an incredible player by right, “added Evans.” Without hesitation, he could play in any team at any time, even today.
“I talked about this in detail with Darren Fletcher when we traveled together to West Brom. I didn’t have the opportunity to train with Roy in close quarters. Still, Fletch did it, and he said that Roy’s touch and technique are so underestimated “Everyone thought he was a mediator who deals with people, but I think he had abilities that were much higher than everyone.”