Roy Keane: Paul Scholes couldn't be a**** for TV interviews when he was at Man United | inside World Soccer

Roy Keane has dismissed suggestions that Paul Scholes was shy as a player, claiming his former Manchester United midfield partner simply could not be "a****".

It was widely believed that Scholes refused to do interviews and TV appearances during his 19-year playing career at Old Trafford because he was shy.

Yet since his retirement in the summer of 2013, the 39-year-old has become renowned as a forthright pundit on British television after signing deals with ITV and BT Sport.

And Keane, who played alongside Scholes for 11 years, believes his former teammate has changed his approach because of the money on offer.

Keane, who has worked as a TV pundit for several years, told ShortList magazine: "People don't realise Scholesy could have done (TV appearances) at United, but he couldn't be a***.

"People thought he was camera-shy; he just couldn't be bothered.

"None of us liked doing interviews, but it was a responsibility of the dressing room, you shared the load. 'Scholesy's too humble to do it.

"Well, he's f****** doing it now, isn't he? Maybe there's more money involved now. And I'd tell him this if he was sat here in front of me."


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