Will Keane continued his excellent form for Manchester United U21s side against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.
The 21-year old was at his best to finish off a good cross from Saidy Janko in the first half, taking his tally to nine goals in his last nine games, including goals in his last five games, one of which included a hat-trick last month against Accrington Stanley.
The striker’s progression was halted back in 2012 when he suffered a serious knee ligament injury whilst playing for the England U19 side which ruled him out of the whole 2012-13 campaign.
Loan moves to Wigan and QPR failed to work out for him and fellow young striker James Wilson moved ahead of Keane in the pecking order, Wilson was chosen to start against Hull City towards the end of last season, scoring a brace on his first team debut.
The fact Keane has returned in the same devastating goal scoring fashion he was in pre-injury demonstrates his raw talent as a striker and he’ll hope Louis van Gaal‘s faith in Manchester United’s youth so far this season will give him a chance of a first team appearance sooner rather than later.
Keane was part of the youth team that dominated the FA Youth Cup in 2011, playing alongside Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba and his brother Michael and it will bring a smile to every supporter’s face to see Keane back in top form after picking up such a serious injury.