Shay Given has claimed that Roy Keane saved his career as he helped his Aston Villa team book a place in the FA Cup Final yesterday.
The Lifford man says Keano was instrumental in his return to Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland squad.
Shay admitted “Roy had a big role in me getting back into the Ireland squad and he probably had an influence on my return to the fold at Villa as well.
“He spoke to Paul Lambert and they came up with the decision to bring me back in at Villa. I certainly think Roy was instrumental in getting me back with the Irish squad.”
Shay, who celebrates his 39th birthday today, gave himself the perfect early present yesterday.
He turned in a solid display to help his Villa side overcome Liverpool 2-1 to snatch a place in the FA Cup Final.
The move will see Shay continue to stake a claim for the number one jersey with Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.Tags: