Robbie Brady may not have yet made has Manchester United debut but the Republic of Ireland have confirmed that the 2o-year-old winger will be in the starting line-up in a friendly against Oman tomorrow.
Only last week, Brady became the record goalscorer for the Republic of Ireland U21 squad and Giovanni Trapattoni thinks he is ready for the step up to the seniors.
On the pre-season tour, I was impressed by Robbie. A natural winger, he adopted the left-back position as Sir Alex sought alternatives to Patrice Evra and put in an admirable performance.
His natural attacking tenacity brought some real width to United’s left hand side when he played and it was obvious that he favoured playing further up the pitch.
I would imagine that Brady’s first team debut is not too far away and he may well line-up against Newcastle United in the League Cup at the end of September.
United’s greatest strength has always been with our wingers and if the Best Irish winger in the world is anything to go by, Brady could well have a bright future ahead of him.