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"After going to Leicester, I got used to playing week in and week out and first-team football is completely different to what I expected and what I’d done the season before."

 - Michael Keane

26/06/2013 14:07, Report by Adam Marshall
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Keane pleased with progress

I’ve done well. I was really happy with that and pleasantly surprised. Wes Morgan won it and Kasper Schmeichel was the other one so we must’ve been doing something right at the back.

How is Kasper’s career coming along?
To be honest, he’s unbelievable in training. His kicking is just a joke. Seriously! I think he’s got a really good future ahead of him. He is still young and is a great shot-stopper while, like I’ve said, his kicking is just unbelievable. I think he has a really good future.

Did you learn much from playing alongside Wes Morgan?
Yes – all of them have taught me things to be honest but especially Wes, Paul Konchesky and Kasper. They were always talking to me and giving me bits of advice – especially the more experienced ones. It’s been good to play alongside Wes, who has got so much experience and I think it’s helped me a lot.

Did you enjoy your performances for United in the Capital One Cup early in the season?
Yes, it was unbelievable for me. I never really expected to start those games when they came around so I was eager to take my chance. I thought I did quite well and that maybe that was what helped me get my loan to Leicester. It helped me to push on from there so it was a great experience for me. I’m looking forward to getting back and playing more games.

They were two very different games – against Newcastle and Chelsea..
Both were really tough games. I was really happy with the way we played against Newcastle because it was actually a young team but we deserved to win. All the young players played their part. Obviously, against Chelsea, both Scott Wootton were at centre-back and I thought we both played well. We were obviously a bit unlucky to concede a penalty in the

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