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Friday, 29 November, 2002, 13:52 GMT
Keane to mend ways
Roy Keane in action for Manchester United
Roy Keane has endured a lengthy lay-off
Roy Keane claims he will be "fitter, better, stronger and wiser" when he makes his Manchester United comeback.

Keane has been sidelined by suspension and injury for the bulk of the season, but insists he has learnt from his past mistakes.

"I have to calm things down in my play," admitted Keane.

"I run around trying to do too much in matches. I am desperate to win but I am 31 now and I need to take a step back and look where I have gone wrong.

"I think I was going wrong in a lot of places. I have got to be wiser about the way I play the game.

"I don't think it will take anything away from my game. I think it will help it. I will still be a team player.

"It doesn't mean I am going to sit in the centre circle and not move but I think in the long run for the benefit of me and the team I need to relax a bit more and I do need to use my head a bit."

Keane had a hip operation on 3 September and is edging his way back to fitness.

He is convinced the lay-off will have a positive effect on his performances.

"In a funny, crazy kind of way all the injuries I have had have worked out to be a benefit to me. I always feel I come back fitter, better and stronger.

"I learn a lot as well when I am out of the team about what I can give to the side.

"I have learnt a lot in the last three months about my body and what I am capable of doing and not capable of," he told the Manchester Evening News.

Roy Keane faces a three-match suspension for his red card at Sunderland

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