Michael Keane enjoyed his first team opportunity

With regular left-back Patrice Evra flying home to be with his pregnant wife as she went into labour, Keane was given a big chance to show what he could do for the first team vs Valerenga.
Regardless of the unexpected nature of the call-up to the starting XI, the youngster was happy with his performance, and that of the team.

Speaking to MUTV after the game Keane said:

“It was strange, I’ve not played there [left-back] for over a year now, but I thought I adapted quite well to the position and Rio and all the other players helped me out a lot, so I thought I did quite well.

“They’ve all got great experience and they’re great players to play with. I grew up watching all of them and to play in the same team as them is great. I really enjoyed it.”

Michael Keane now hopes that he will be given the chance to impress against Barcelona on Wednesday night, unclear as yet whether Patrice Evra will be back in time for that game in Gothenburg, Phil Jones has also been sent back to Manchester to recover from illness.

Michael Keane added:

“We’ve only been here a day but we had a good time around the hotel and the game today was a great experience, It [the Barcelona game] is a great occasion for everyone and it’ll just be a great game to watch, never mind play in if I get a chance. I’m looking forward to it.”

Jesse Lingard and Michael Keane leave Manchester Airport on Manchester United's pre-season tour

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