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Steve McClaren talks about his & # 39; tough & # 39; start of life as Sir Alex Fergusons number 2 on Old Trafford

& # 39; Do not *** us those bulls, if we are c ***, tell us we are c ***! & # 39 ;: Former Man United Assistant McClaren remembers the moment when Roy Keane erupted after victory over Inter Milan during & # 39; most difficult five months of his life & # 39; in treble season

  • Steve McClaren remembered the moment when Roy Keane erupted after a 1-0 win
  • Manchester United had defeated Inter Milan and McClaren congratulated the team
  • Keane described the praise as & # 39; bulls *** & # 39; before he demanded to hear the truth
  • & # 39; If we're scared, tell us we're scared! & # 39; Keane responded, according to McClaren
  • McClaren also said that his start at the club was the & # 39; toughest five months & # 39; of his life
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Steve McClaren has committed itself during the & # 39; toughest five months & # 39; opened his life during his start at Manchester United and revealed how Roy Keane erupted with the manager of the former England.

McClaren was hired as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson in January 1999 and had just enjoyed a 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the run-up to winning the Champions League trophy later that year.

McClaren, however, reveals how his praise came back after a not-so-great team performance to bite him when the United hardman Keane was not impressed by the comments.

Steve McClaren talks about his & # 39; tough & # 39; start of life as Sir Alex Fergusons number 2 on Old Trafford

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Steve McClaren talks about his & # 39; tough & # 39; start of life as Sir Alex Fergusons number 2 on Old Trafford

McClaren praised his United players for a & # 39; big win & # 39; on Inter Milan in the Champions League

McClaren praised his United players for a & # 39; big win & # 39; on Inter Milan in the Champions League

Roy Keane asked McClaren to tell them when they would like & # 39; c *** & # 39; played

Roy Keane asked McClaren to tell them when they would like & # 39; c *** & # 39; played

McClaren also opens the moment Roy Keane demanded the truth about the performance of a team

& # 39; I think it was against Inter Milan in Old Trafford and I think they won 1-0 & # 39 ;, said McClaren during the talkSPORT documentary about United's treble winning season. & # 39; It was not a good performance and I think I came in and was a bit over the top by & # 39; well done guys, great profit & # 39;

& # 39; Roy Keane just turned around and said: & # 39; Steven, don't give us those bulls, & he said. "Don't give us that c ***. If we're scared, tell us we're scared."

McClaren arrived at the club after having had a successful period with the Rams and saw them promoting the Premier League in 1996 while working with Jim Smith as his assistant.

United had just defeated Inter Milan 2-0 but Keane was not happy with how the team had played
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United had just defeated Inter Milan 2-0 but Keane was not happy with how the team had played

United had just defeated Inter Milan 2-0 but Keane was not happy with how the team had played

& # 39; Don't give us that c ***. If we're scared, tell us we're scared, & Keane snapped at McClaren

& # 39; Don't give us that c ***. If we're scared, tell us we're scared, & Keane snapped at McClaren

& # 39; Don't give us that c ***. If we're scared, tell us we're scared, & Keane snapped at McClaren

The 58-year-old revealed that it was between him and David Moyes to become Ferguson's number 2, but he would eventually get the nod.

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& # 39; I know that there were a few people in the list and that David Moyes and I were at the top of the charts & # 39 ;, McClaren said. & # 39; I don't know why – you'll have to ask him why he chose me.

& # 39; But I remember the first day I became a member and especially the first training day, and I remember I went to the office and said, "What do you want me to do?"

& # 39; We had just won 8-1 on Saturday, you know what do you want me to do? And he (Ferguson) said, "Look, son, what did you do at Derby in the past?" And before I even got an answer, he said, "Whatever you did at Derby, that's why you're here."

McClaren was brought in as Ferguson's assistant in 1999 after a successful period at Derby

McClaren was brought in as Ferguson's assistant in 1999 after a successful period at Derby

McClaren was brought in as Ferguson's assistant in 1999 after a successful period at Derby

United won the famous treble during McClaren & # 39; s first five months in the club
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United won the famous treble during McClaren & # 39; s first five months in the club

United won the famous treble during McClaren & # 39; s first five months in the club

McClaren also admitted that his first five months at Old Trafford were the toughest of his life and that he initially felt a bit lost.

& # 39; The first five months, from January to the end of May, were the most difficult five months of my life in what I did.

& # 39; Nothing has prepared me for them for the first five months. The environment was tough, the players were tough. If a cone was not in place, a decision was wrong, they let you know. They wanted the best. & # 39;

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