Former Manchester United striker Will Keane has stated that he regrets missing out making the same impact Marcus Rashford has had at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford burst into the Manchester United first team back in 2016 after scoring a brace during the Red Devils’ Europa League victory against FC Midtjylland and he has since not looked back, establishing himself as a key player for the Red Devils over the past 18 months.
Rashford’s emergence was a happy accident for United though as former manager Louis van Gaal was forced to play the striker due to an injury crisis and the youngster has more than managed to grab the opportunity with both hands.
Former Red Devil, Will Keane, would have started for United ahead of the England international in the clash against Midtjylland were he not injured on the night and the 24-year-old has now gone on to reveal his regret at missing out on the opportunity of making the impact Rashford has managed at Old Trafford.
Keane said, “That night was bittersweet for me. I was happy for Marcus, but I had been waiting for another opportunity and that had been taken away by another injury.
“I often think: ‘That could have been me.’ If I was playing I would have backed myself to score a goal or two, and then you never know.
“Now I am out on the pitch next to the lads, doing ball work, so I feel like a footballer again. I will be fit in a couple of months, all being well.”
Keane was considered a very promising young talent during his youth career at United but injuries prevented him from making a mark at the club and he is now looking to revive his career at Championship side Hull City.