|Org||Ireland National Team|
|Club as Player||Manchester United|
2017 04 01 Retrieve
[John O’Shea speaks about the team’s desire to get to the World Cup for captain Seamus Coleman] But now we have to, for him, for Seamus Coleman, get to that World Cup. For everyone in the country, but for him now after what has happened it will be a big thing, you know?
2020 03 06 Retrieve
[John O’Shea says Paul Pogba is not a disruptive influence at Manchester United] There are definitely good signs. Obviously [Bruno] Fernandes has had that desired impact and [Odion] Ighalo seems to have found his feet. There are good signs but there’s still a lot to do, a lot to improve on. You bring Pogba back into that mix and there are good signs ahead. He’s had a couple of operations and he’s back on the training pitch now, and he could hopefully play a big part in United closing the gap on Chelsea to get to the top four, and that would be a huge impact. I remember Paul in the youth team and coming into the first team, and he’s a decent fella. Behind the scenes he works brilliantly in the gym, he’s a good character, he drives other players on.
2020 04 07 Retrieve
[John O’Shea says Bruno Fernandes has given Man Utd a huge lift] He’s had that initial burst when the run was incredible and he went through a few injuries to key players, but Bruno Fernandes coming in seems to have given everybody a huge lift. That has coincided with the team going on a fantastic run, looking very threatening again and that is without Marcus Rashford, who has proven to be a big player. Unfortunately the unforeseen circumstances have hindered everyone a little bit, especially Ole, but it’s a chance for some of the boys who are missing to get back in and be available. That will be a boost for everyone and hopefully, we can push on for that top-four spot
[Quizzed on whether he expected the 1999 Treble winner to become a top boss] It didn’t surprise me. He was always very analytical. He was always analysing everything and that is why he was quite successful coming off the bench, because he was that type of lad. The couple of injuries really made his mind up that he wanted to go in that direction, too, so it didn’t surprise me that he went into coaching or management. The type of personality that he is lends itself more to the current generation, that he can be that bit more relaxed but also very serious and a fierce competitor like he was as a player. He has that side to him as well, when it is needed