Man Utd defender Keane turns back on Ireland for England call

Manchester United defender Michael Keane has earned a first call-up to the England U19 squad.

Manchester United defender Michael Keane has earned a first call-up to the England U19 squad.

The classy centre-back, in outstanding form for the Reserves all season, has earned his first call-up for the Three Lions after previously representing Republic of Ireland at youth level. Clearance has been received to enable the 19-year-old to play for the country of his birth.

Twin brother and second-string top scorer Will is also included, after gaining experience at the higher age group with the Under-21s, with keeper Sam Johnstone and midfielder Larnell Cole completing the Reds' quartet.

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