Roy Keane the latest inductee into Premier League Hall of Fame

Roy Keane the latest inductee into Premier League Hall of Fame

Well deserved for the Corkman.

Roy Keane has become the fourth person to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

Keane amassed 366 Premier League appearances across a successful 12-and-a-half year spell in which he won seven league titles at Old Trafford from 1993 to 2005.

He captained what is often seen as the best Premier League side of all time, and is commonly seen as one of the best midfielders to play the game.

The Cork native scored 39 Premier League goals and provided 33 assists from midfield during his time at United, though he was also known for his hard tackles and leadership both on and off the pitch.

He joins Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Eric Cantona in the Hall of Fame, which was created earlier this year.

When Cantona was asked for his thoughts after being inducted, he said: "I am very happy and very proud and at the same time, I am not surprised."

We imagine Keane will be much more modest when he comments on the news...

Thierry Henry called on the Premier League to induct Keane into the Hall of Fame speaking earlier this month.

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 to bring his team back into the Champions League semi-final (against Juventus) and I was like wow.

"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 team-mates, but I was like wow... I understand why they listen. Also because he was a hell of a player. He could play."