21-year-old Manchester United prospect earns international recognition

Manchester United goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara has earned a call up to the senior Republic of Ireland national team squad, according to reports.

Manchester United currently boast two quality goalkeepers in the first team in the form of David De Gea and Sergio Romero, and while it will be difficult to dislodge the duo from their current positions at Old Trafford anytime soon, young Kieran O’Hara can certainly stake a claim for his place in the foreseeable future.

O’Hara has been impressing for the Manchester United youth team in recent months and his exploits earned him a call up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 national team squad.

Now as an unexpected progression into the first team, Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has called in O’Hara to train with the senior side ahead of their two World Cup qualifier matches, with Moldova and Wales.

O’Hara was called up following the injury to Keiren Westwood and the Manchester United youngster worked alongside senior squad goalkeepers Darren Randolph, Rob Elliot and Colin Doyle.

While O’Hara is unlikely to be gaining game time for the senior Ireland team anytime soon, the experience of training with the first team would surely have been a very positive one for the young man who will have high aspirations in the years to come.


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