Man United star Morgan Schneiderlin wants to emulate Roy Keane

Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin speaks of his admiration for Roy Keane

Morgan Schneiderlin says he wants to emulate Manchester United legend Roy Keane at Old Trafford.

The France international has made a steady start to his Red Devils career following his £25m move to the 20-time English champions from Southampton this summer.

I hope to one day have the same impact that he had on the team

Morgan Schneiderlin

Schneiderlin, who was close to a move to Tottenham Hotspur last summer, has started all five of United’s games so far, with Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger vying to start alongside the 25-year-old.

And the French midfielder spoke of his admiration for the former United captain who won seven Premier League titles and the Champions League during his Old Trafford career.

“I hope to become one. Because he is a legend here,” Schneiderlin told France Football.

“Aside from that, he has a different personality to me. I speak less than he did on the pitch. But I hope to one day have the same impact that he had on the team.

“His scuffles with Patrick Vieira, when United and Arsenal were competing with each other, they were memorable. I watched a documentary on the rivalry between the two, it was interesting.”

Schneiderlin, who was handed the No28 shirt, has completed 90 minutes in each of United’s Premier League fixtures this season.

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The former Saints man is one of five summer signings at Old Trafford after Louis van Gaal signed Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmain and Sergio Romero.

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