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Former Man Utd coach reveals team-mate Keane didn’t like



Former Man Utd first-team coach Mick Clegg claims that Roy Keane dislikes Teddy Sheringham during their time together at Old Trafford.

Sheringham spent four years at Man Utd in a very successful spell under Sir Alex Ferguson, scoring 46 goals in 153 appearances in all competitions.

The former England international scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final before assisting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winner, while he also won three Premier League titles and an FA Cup with the Red Devils.

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But not everyone liked Sheringham during his time at Man Utd with Clegg insisting Keane disliked the ex-Tottenham striker.

Writing in his autobiography, The Power and the Glory (via the Daily Mail), Clegg said: “Roy loves boxing. He did a bit as a kid, so it made sense to introduce it into his training. But pretty soon, most of the other players wanted to have a go as well.

“It got very competitive – as you’d expect from a team that was packed full of winners. And after I’d given Sir Alex a bit of stick about his own fitness, he asked me if we could do some sessions.

“I usually had to go banging on his office door to get him into the gym. Not because he didn’t want to do the work-out, but because he was so bloody busy.

“Eventually I started going in at 7.30 in the morning because I knew Sir Alex would be the only person in the place at that time. He called me ‘Hitler’ because I wouldn’t let him off the hook.

“With Roy Keane I would usually say something nice about Teddy Sheringham. Roy didn’t seem to like Teddy, so it got under his skin. With Fergie, I used to say ‘you’ll never be as good as Roy Keane. You can’t punch as hard as he can’ – and it always did the trick.”

Ex-midfielder Keane revealed on The Overlap to Gary Neville that another of his passions was boxing as he appreciated the discipline of it.

The former Republic of Ireland international said: “Where I grew up boxing, hurling and football, soccer is all you do, just to keep busy and pass an evening. I liked the boxing at United, it’s more the training that I enjoyed.

“I didn’t have like fifty amateur fights, I only had like three or four, but when training sessions started clashing I decided I wanted to stick with soccer. I enjoyed it because it is like a discipline and it is something different.

“When I say I have done the boxing I was only nine or ten years of age, so it was only for like three or four years.”


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