One of the few bright points in a fairly unhappy year for United has been the emergence of several young and unheralded stars who have begun to make headway in the first team.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 8, 2016
While big-money additions Memphis Depay and Anthony Depay haven’t always impressed for the first team so far this season, the likes of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira have demonstrated that they may be set for long and successful careers at Old Trafford.
At 23, Keane is a little older that the aforementioned players, but demonstrated in an U21 fixture earlier this week that he has the technique, the composure and the class to potentially have an impact in the first team.
Against Norwich City in a youth fixture, the Stockport-born forward bagged a remarkable five goals, including a delicious first-half hat-trick.
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His fourth goal was something special, as the academy graduate—who has spent time on loan with the likes of Wigan Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday, Queens Park Rangers and Preston North End—evaded two men on the edge of the box before lobbing the goalkeeper.
United went on to beat the Canaries 7-0.