United twins Keane to break through for England… just like the Nevilles
14:11 GMT, 21 May 2012
Manchester United twins Will and Michael Keane want to follow in the footsteps of Gary and Phil Neville and become the next pair of football siblings to make their mark for England and the Red Devils.
The brothers have been selected in England U19's UEFA European Championship qualifiers against Slovenia, Montenegro and Switzerland.
'It will be a great occasion for all of the family, especially with my brother being in the squad for the first time too,' said Will, who has featured at U16, U17, U19 and Under-21 level for England as a striker.
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Michael is a defender and Will is looking to help him out now he has made the selection.
Will added: 'I’m sure we’ll be rooming together as it’s his first time in the squad.
'Whenever we’re away with United, we’ve always roomed together.
'It’s great for our family that we’re both playing for England now as they can now support the same team and our mum and dad are really proud of what we’ve done so far.'
Will made his debut for Sir Alex Ferguson's first team on New Year's Eve as a substitute against Blackburn.
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England U19’s qualifying campaign sees them play two games at Deepdale against Slovenia (May 25) and Switzerland (May 30). Tickets are available online at mypne.com or via 0844 856 1966 or in person at the stadium ticket office.
Sandwiched in between is Montenegro (May 27) at Rochdale’s Spotland and tickets are available from 0844 826 1907 or in person at the stadium.
Tickets for all three England games are 3 adults and 1 concession.
The 19-year-old won his third England Under-21 cap in a 4-0 win over Belgium at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium in February.
He said: 'This year has turned out to be a great experience for me and we’ve managed to win the league with Manchester United reserves which was good and I’ve made the step-up in terms of training and being involved in the first team which has helped me a lot.
'I’ve learnt a lot, which I can now take into next season and help me push on. I’m not sure what will happen next season yet, whether I may go out on loan so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
'But it’s been a great season and I just want to keep that going and pushing on.