Sunderland defender Paul McShane admits manager and former Manchester United teammate Roy Keane was his "inspiration".

Guardian: "I don't want to talk about him too much because he's the gaffer now. I don't want to be a brown nose, but he was my inspiration.

"He was a very good player and it was just his whole character, really. I thought I could learn a lot of stuff from him and take things from his game, the way he approached things. It didn't work out at United, I didn't play any games and if I was still there I don't think I would be the player I am now. I've played all these games since leaving, and that's how you learn."