Just after Premier League officially inducted Eric Cantona, now, Roy Keane is the fourth EPL Hall of Fame inductee.
Keane joins former team-mate Eric Cantona, Arsenal’s Thierry Henry, and league legend Alan Shearer in the EPL Hall of Fame.
Keane Keeps It Curt
However, unlike Cantona, who boasted unabashedly about his induction, Keane kept it curt.
Cantona said: “I would have been surprised if I hadn’t been elected!
“There are about 30 players who could have been picked. I’m a different matter. If you have to pick one, it’s me. Everyone else is great and I’m exceptional!”
Meanwhile, Keane only said, “I feel very lucky to be inducted but I’ve only been inducted because of the players I’ve played with.”
Even when asked about his favourite moment in his Premier League career, and why, Keane only offered a single line
“Signing for Manchester United and walking into a brilliant dressing room,” he said.
He only got expressive when naming the biggest influence on his Premier League career: “Brian Clough [was my biggest influence] for signing.
“[Clough helped me become the player I developed into by] giving me my debut and his advice before my debut was telling me control the ball, pass it to my teammate and run, that was the foundation of my career.”
So, Keane, whose place in the Hall of Fame Premier League announced on Tuesday after Cantona’s, went with humility.
The former midfielder is one of the most decorated players in Premier League history. He won seven titles with United across his 12-year spell between 1993 and 2005.
And now, in an unparalleled honour, after fans voting him in, Roy Keane is the fourth EPL Hall of Fame inductee.