The Keane twins spoke exclusively to Inside United about the thrill of representing the Reds…
You both made your first-team debuts this season. Was it beyond your wildest dreams to play so early?
Will: Yes, definitely. At the start of the season, the aim was just to progress in the Reserves and do as well as I could. Getting a call for the first-team [for the 3-2 home defeat to Blackburn] was a very proud moment and I just wanted to do well. It wasn't a great result but I made my debut and was just glad to play. Obviously the team wanted to win and it was an important game. But, for me personally, I was just buzzing to get on. It was amazing. I had a few chances to score as well but Chris Samba blocked one from me. It was a great feeling to get on and I've got to try to push on from here.
Michael, you beat Will into the first-team by a couple of months...
Michael: We had a good pre-season, and a few tours to Scotland and Wales, and just kept playing well. I came back from there and had training with the first-team and impressed to, thankfully, get the chance in the Carling Cup [against Aldershot in October]. It was brilliant. Coming on for the first-team is something you dream of as a Manchester United fan after playing here all these years. I'm just very grateful.
Is it hard to return to Reserve level after making your full debuts?
Will: No, obviously we're not expecting to be in the first-team every week.
Michael: It's just nice to be involved and get a taste. It makes you want to work even harder to