like letting goals in – even if you win a game, if you’ve not kept a clean sheet it’s a bad day. That might sound daft, but it’s something that stays on your mind after a game; every defender would probably tell you the same. I’m not sure why we’ve not kept as many clean sheets as in recent seasons, but we’ve just got to keep working hard on things and hopefully the clean sheets will follow.
What are your hopes for the rest of the season?
I just want to stay fit, play well and help the team achieve more success. When you’ve been out injured for a while you just relish every minute of playing and I know that when I get my chance I’ve got to play well. Hopefully I can do that.
The other question... Your brother Reece is part of United’s Under-18s and Reserves. Do you get much chance to watch him play?
I try to watch him as much as I can. He’s played for the Reserves a few times and if I’m not able to get to the game I always try to watch it with my mum on MUTV. We’re quite similar in the way we play, but he’s a lot taller than me and is very a powerful defender. He’s been doing really well and he scored on his debut for England’s U19s earlier in the season. We talk a lot about football and hopefully we’ll get the chance to play together one day.
This interview first appeared in United Review.