Manchester United icon Roy Keane is the latest former Premier League star to be inducted into the league’s Hall of Fame.
The Irishman enjoyed an illustrious career at the highest level. He made 366 league appearances for United across 12 seasons, winning no fewer than seven Premier League titles between 1993 and 2005.
Former team-mate Eric Cantona was inducted earlier on Monday, and now Keane has become the latest star to join the illustrious group.
“I feel very lucky to be inducted but I’ve only been inducted because of the players I’ve played with,” Keane said.
There were a lot of memories for Keane to recall when asked to look back on his career, but for the Irishman, nothing compared to the first moment he put pen to paper on a contract at Old Trafford in 1993.
For his favourite memory, Keane chose: “Signing for Manchester United and walking into a brilliant dressing room.
“There were always teams out there looking to challenge us but the toughest challenge that I encountered was the competition for places at Manchester United.”
Signed from Nottingham Forest in 1993 for a British record £3.75m, Keane instantly slotted in at the heart of United’s midfield, taking over from the ageing Bryan Robson to help United retain their Premier League title.
Soon one of the most experienced players at the club, Keane was handed the captain’s armband following Cantona’s retirement in 1997, leading by example during one of the most dominant periods in club history.
Keane eventually left United in 2005, having been inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame one year earlier, and he spent six months on the books at Celtic before retiring and turning to management and punditry.