The former Queens Park Rangers manager spent two years at Old Trafford as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson and helped them to the historic treble – Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League – in 1999.
Before that, McClaren was assistant at Derby as they achieved promotion to the Premier League in 1996.Embed from Getty Images
And he’s revealed that the difference between coaching at Derby and United made for the toughest five months of his life as he started there.
The rise in standards was summed up in this story about Roy Keane after United beat Inter Milan at Old Trafford in 1999.
According to McClaren, Keane isn’t a fan of positivity when it isn’t merited.
Per dailymail.co.uk, McClaren said: “I think it was against Inter Milan at Old Trafford and I think they won 1-0.
“It wasn’t a good performance and I think I came in and was a bit over the top by saying “well done boys, great win”.
“Roy Keane just turned round and said: “Steven, don’t give us that bulls***” he said. “Don’t give us that crap. When we’re crap, tell us we’re crap”.”
This just sums Keane up doesn’t it?