Michael Keane joined Leicester City on loan at the beginning of November with the idea that he would just stay there for a month. The club kept on extending his contract though, meaning he stayed all season and played close to 30 games.
Two months ago, Keane scored an injury time goal against Leeds United to secure a point for his club.
Keane returned to United U-21s and on Monday night they were crowned champions after beating Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Keane is grateful to Leicester for the experience he had there.
“I’d just like to say thanks to every single one of the Leicester fans for all the support they’ve given me,” Keane said. “When I first came to Leicester I didn’t really expect it to be as good a journey as it has been, and it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good as it was if it hadn’t have been for the fans, who chanted my name and gave me the support I needed as a young centre half on my first-ever loan spell. I always thought there would be a loan spell on the cards for me this season, but I didn’t expect it to be at as big a club as Leicester, and when they came in I was absolutely desperate to join. I’ve loved my time at Leicester – all the staff, players and fans have been great with me and I can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve helped me with as it really has been a great year for me.”
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