May 14, 2021

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Thierry Henry explains what annoys him when people talk about Roy Keane

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Thierry Henry says he gets annoyed when people only talk about how hard Roy Keane was as a player.

The Manchester United legend has been nominated as a candidate to enter the Premier League’s new Hall of Fame, with the midfielder having Henry’s backing.

Henry was one of two inaugural inductees into the Hall of Fame along with record goalscorer Alan Shearer and he says he wants to see Keane join him.

Speaking on Sky Sports, the legendary former Arsenal forward says that there should be more to Keane’s legacy than the fact he could put in a crunching tackle.


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Instead, Henry said more focus should be given to Keane’s leadership and his ability to galvanise the United team when he was captain.

He said: “I get annoyed when people talk about Roy Keane and about his tackles, that he was hard.

“Yes, he was, yes he was. He could tackle people as well all know, but what a player he was. He could pass the ball, he could score goals.

“I was in the stand when he scored that header in Turin to bring his team back into the 1999 Champions League semi-final and I was like wow.

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“The way he brought his team back into the game. The way he battled in midfield. The way he could galvanise everyone and make them play better by just who he was.

“I won’t say what he was saying on the field at times to some of his teammates, but I was like wow… I understand why they listen.

“Also because he was a hell of a player. He could play.”

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