Michael Keane hadn’t scored a single competitive up until February 2012 when he netted against Huddersfield in an FA Cup replay during his loan spell at Leicester City. He followed that up with a last minute equaliser against Leeds United and completed a hat-trick of headers with one against Cardiff in the Championship.
The 20-year-old continued his goalscoring trend this season. He scored a scorcher in training with England’s Under-21s, got the opener against San Marino and last night got on the score sheet against Finland.
Even with Manchester United’s Under-21s he found his goalscoring boots with a stunning drive that earned United a point against Fulham. It was a world class finish and not one you expect to see your centre back do. He has turned into a bit of a goalscoring sensation now.
Keane has progressed a lot in the past two years and featured for United’s first team in an injury crisis last season where he didn’t look out of place at all and has all the hallmarks of being a great defender.
There is so much competition above him for places in the squad but if he keeps up his good performances with England and United’s Under-21s, David Moyes will give him his chances.