1. What did you think when you first heard you were signing Keane on loan?
To be honest, he was a bit of an unknown quantity. That being said, we’ve had Manchester United players on loan in the past (Tom Cleverley, for one) and Nigel Pearson knows a good player when he sees one. We were lacking in depth at centre back at the time, so it was certainly a good move for us.
2. What was his best moment/game during his loan spell?
I’d have to say his stoppage-time equaliser at home to Leeds at the beginning of March. Leicester seem to be notorious for lacking goals from set pieces, so to grab one at the death was fantastic.
3. How would you rate his performances over all?
He was very solid for most of the season; playing alongside Wes Morgan certainly helped his progression, although it was clear that he is a talented footballer. The defence did start leaking goals at the end of the season which was probably down to fatigue, but he will become a better player for having played so many games at this level.
4. Do you think he has what it takes to make it at Manchester United?
Possibly. It’d be a big step up. A loan spell at a Premier League club would certainly help his development. We certainly wish him all the best.
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