Date: 24th March 2010 at 4:32pm
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Will Keane, on the right, with his twin brother Michael

Keano! There’s only one Keano! There’s only one Keano!

I love Roy Keane (There I said it!). His attitude and the way he went about the game has earned him a place in my and countless other fans’ hearts but it looks like that song is out dated as two more Keanes have joined United’s ranks.

Stockport born twins Will and signed schoolboy scholarships with the club last March and while Michael’s progress has been steady, Will has really turned it on this season.

Although he struggled at the start of season, Will soon found his feet and has been in a rich vein of goal scoring form since. He hit a hatrick against Man City’s side in a 3-0 win, ending a poor run of games against City (we had lost 6 of the last 8 games against them) then add another goal to his tally against Bolton two games later and then a brace against the following game.

The frequency with which he has found the net has been a treat for all those involved with him and his style of play has drawn comparisons with reserve team manager but even more so with Teddy Sheringham.

His 11 goals for the has seen him flirt with a place in Solskjaer’s reserve team but he hasn’t failed to impress when called upon by the Norwegian as he has scored in his last 2 appearances for the reserve side including a the winner against Stockport in a Manchester Senior cup tie and a cheeky back heel against Man City’s in a 2-2 draw.

He operates as a ‘second striker’ linking play between the midfield and his partner (often John Cofie) as he holds up the ball and includes others into play. This is aided by his exceptional vision and passing but as you see, it doesn’t mean he does not like to get amongst the goals himself as he has a keen eye for goal and a predatory instinct inside the box.

As well as this, one thing Keane is often praised for his footballing intelligence and patience.

He signed a pro contract with the club in January and at just 17, could have a very bright future ahead of him. If he remains amongst the goals as he has been this season his progression through to the reserves and then the first team could pass quicker than expected.

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