Will Keane scores hat-trick for Man United as road to recovery continues

Will Keane scores hat-trick for Man United as road to recovery continues

Will Keane grabbed himself a hat-trick in Manchester United’s 4-2 win over Accrington Stanley in the Lancashire Senior Cup tonight.

It’s fantastic to see the 21-year-old getting back amongst the goals with a hat-trick because he has had a terrible couple of years ever since suffering a cruciate ligament injury while on international duty with England back in 2012.

Sir Alex confirmed Keane was going to go on the next pre-season tour and was going to be brought into the first-team squad but Keane has found himself on the periphery after his serious injury.

A hat-trick will give Keane a major confidence boost and for those who watched Keane in action prior to his injury, it was a kick back to how he used to play in almost every game.

Back in 2011/12 Keane was unstoppable and helped steer United’s Under-21s/Reserves to a treble that season including scoring in the victory over Manchester City in the Manchester Senior Cup final that was followed by a pitch invasion.

Unfortunately for Keane, he hasn’t been able to replicate that form since returning from injury, which is why his hat-trick tonight against Accrington is all the more special.

Whether it is a turning point for Keane remains to be seen but at the very least it will give him the self-belief that he can indeed return to his devastating best. After all, he is only 21.

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