18/03/2012 16:56, Report by Adam Marshall
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Archives: Roy Keane

spoken with Alex Ferguson, my mind was made up and I wanted to get over here as soon as possible! I'm just glad it's all over.

Why were you so determined to come to United?
Have you got two hours to spare?! There are so many reasons why I wanted to come here. United are a great club with a wonderful history, and they've got the best team and support in the country. I'm very proud to be part of such a successful club and I hope that I can contribute something towards it.

Would you agree that coming to Old Trafford was a career move rather than a money move?
Yes, definitely. Forest realised that playing First Division football would not benefit my career so I don't think they were too surprised that I wanted to leave. Signing for United is the best career move I could have possibly made. I'm still quite young - 21 - so money isn't the most important thing to me. I've been given a good contract but I'm more bothered about establishing myself at United.

What do you think you can achieve at United?
Well, getting into the first team will be the first challenge because there are so many great players here! Obviously I'm looking to doing well in Europe and I'm sure we'll be trying our best in the competitions at home. As I said, my main concern is edging my way into the squad and then playing as well

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Keane on Keane

I'm easy-going, happy-go-lucky. Nothing really bothers me.

I just try to keep out of the limelight. I don't want to be like Gazza.

I hate losing in training. I'm always arguing, having a go at everybody. I take my job very seriously.

Only three summers ago, I was in my local pub cheering the Republic of Ireland on in the World Cup. Now I'm playing with them. Fantastic!

Goalscoring is something you can't teach a player.

I'm not the most skilful of players. I just work hard on my game and play to my strengths.


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