Date: 7th September 2006 at 11:04am
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Sunderland midfielder Liam Miller wants to prove Sir Alex Ferguson wrong after never getting the chance to shine at Manchester United.

He said; ‘I haven’t spoken to him (Ferguson) because I was away with the international team. I was disappointed with the way it worked out at United, I didn’t get the chances that I thought I deserved. It was frustrating not to play as many games as I would have hoped – I was part of a massive club but I wasn’t playing at all.’

‘I was disappointed with what happened when I left Celtic. I thought it would be a bigger challenge for me to play at a bigger club but that was the way it worked out. I have moved on and I’m looking forward to the challenge that is ahead of me here.’

Miller, who has now joined up with Keano, said: ‘Roy Keane is a legend to everyone from Cork and that includes me. Everyone in Ireland looks up to him as a footballer because he was world class. He inspired me to want to put in all the hard work that was necessary to make it in the game, he had everything. I was flattered when I heard of Roy’s interest – I’m sure he has seen enough of me to know what I can do and hopefully that can help. I was lucky enough to play alongside him once or twice at Manchester United and that was always a pleasure.’

He also says ‘When I get a chance, I have to impress. I’m aiming to give the manager a problem so he can’t leave me out of the team.’

Good luck Liam.