At 31 years old, Michael Keane has this physical status:
Michael Vincent Keane (born 11 January 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Everton and the England national team. He began his career at Manchester United and was named as their Reserves Player of the Year in 2012, but was loaned out several times, latterly to Burnley who signed him on a permanent basis in January 2015.
He was part of their team which won the 2015–16 Football League Championship prior to his transfer to Everton in 2017. Keane has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-17 and under-19 levels and England at under-19, under-20, under-21 and senior levels.
Keane was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester. He grew up in Heaton Mersey and attended St Bede's College in Whalley Range. He spent time for South Manchester before joining Manchester United as an academy scholar in 2009, alongside his twin brother Will; both were training with the club from the age of 11. On his 18th birthday, Keane signed his first professional deal with Manchester United on his 18th birthday on January 11, 2011. In United's fourth round victory over Aldershot Town on October 25, he made his first-team debut in the League Cup on October 25, 2011 and came as a replacement in the 70th minute. He was again on the bench on January 28, 2012, this time against Liverpool in the FA Cup; however, he was an unemployed substitute, and the match ended 2–1 to Liverpool.
On the 26th of September 2012, Keane played in a first-team match against Newcastle United for the first time in the League Cup, playing as a centre-back alongside Scott Wootton. Darren Fletcher, a teammate of the match, praised him for being "fantastic."
In 2012, Keane received the Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award. With 60% of the vote, he led Jesse Lingard (24%) and Larnell Cole (16%). In all competitions for the reserve team in the 2011–12 season, he made 27 appearances, five of whom scored five goals. The reserve team of the Reserve League North and the national play-off finals that season. "I was shocked but really proud to win the award," Keane told MUTV. Since the fans come to watch us and follow us throughout the season, it's awesome to know that it was voted for by the fans."
Keane and his colleague Jesse Lingard joined Leicester City on loan until December 3, 2012. This was postponed to 2 January 2013. Keane made his Leicester City debut on October 6, 2012, after losing by a 0–0 draw to Bolton Wanderers. Keane continued his Leicester stay until the end of January and was given by United permission to play in the FA Cup for Leicester. Keane's stay at Leicester until the end of the season was on January 24th. In a 2–1 loss to Huddersfield Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Keane scored his first goal on February 12th. He scored a 90th-minute header against Leeds United on March 5th to give Leicester a point in a 1–1 draw.
After receiving bids from Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Millwall, and Millwall, Keane opted to join Derby County on loan until January 2, 2014. He made his Derby debut on December 7, 2013, beating Blackpool 5–1 in the 73rd minute. In the 92nd minute, he had almost scored from a corner, but his attempt was saved and Richard Keogh took the lead. The loan contract was extended by a month or two more months, with Keane now able to play for Derby in the FA Cup. After signing George Thorne on loan from West Bromwich Albion, Derby County released him back to Manchester United on January 30, 2014.
Keane joined the Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season from March 7th. Keane was given the number 16 shirt number for his time at Ewood Park. In a 2–1 loss to Burnley at home, he made his team debut on March 9th and played the full 90 minutes. Keane returned to Old Trafford following the conclusion of the Championship season and was named on the bench for Manchester United's last home game of the season against Hull City.
Keane made his first league appearance for Manchester United's squad against Sunderland on August 24, 2014, when he was first introduced in the 43rd minute. In the League Cup against Milton Keynes Dons of League One, Keane will start for United two days against the Dons; the Dons will take victory 4–0.
Keane completed a loan transfer to Burnley on September 2nd, 2014. Keane made his Burnley debut against Leicester City against Leicester City. With Keane signing a three-and-a-half-year deal, the loan was made permanent on January 8, 2015 for an undisclosed fee.
Keane started his first full season with a bang, scoring twice in the first month of the season. Burnley defeated Middlesbrough in a top-of-the-table match on April 19th, less than a month later, the two teams will be celebrating their return to the Premier League. He scored five times in total: his last goal of the season was against Middlesbrough in a top-of-the-table match on April 19th.
On September 26, 2016, Keane scored his first Premier League goal against Watford. Keane was one of six players selected for the PFA Young Player of the Year award on April 13, 2017.
Keane joined Everton in a five-year deal on July 3rd, with a £25 million contract that could increase to £30 million. On August 12, Keane made his league debut for Everton at Goodison Park as his club defeated Stoke City 1–0. In the UEFA Europa League play-off round first leg against Hajduk Split, Keane scored his first goal for Everton on August 17, 2017. In Leighton Baines' left-wing cross, Keane had been the best at the far post to head. Everton took the lead in the 30th minute in the 30th minute in the 30th minute, but Everton took the game by 2–0.
In a 2–2 away draw with AFC Bournemouth, Keane scored his first league goal before being pulled to hospital after clashing with a teammate.
Keane signed a new deal with Everton until 2025 on August 30, 2020.
Keane, who was born in England to an Irish father, was eligible to play for either England or the Republic of Ireland. He played for Ireland under 17 and under 19, but he expressed his desire to play for the England under-19 team and hoped to be included in the squad for the friendly against the Czech Republic in February 2012. In a 5–0 victory over Slovenia in which his twin brother Will scored twice, he made his debut for the under-19 team on May 25. He was selected in manager Noel Blake's squad for the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and helped England progress to the semi-finals. Keane made his England under-21 squad's debut on March 25, 2013, overtaking Andre Wisdom in the 77th minute of a 4–0 victory over Austria.
In England Under-21s' 3–0 victory over Finland on November 14, 2013, Keane opened the scoring, putting in James Ward-Prowse's free kick after 21 minutes. In the 13th minute, Keane repeated the feat for the second match in a row five days later, escorting in Tom Ince's corner. The England U21 team defeated the San Marino U21 team 9-0, a record victory.
He was called by interim England manager Gareth Southgate for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Malta on October 8th and Slovenia three days later on October 4th, 2016. Keane made his debut on March 22, 2017, defeating Germany in a friendly match by 90 minutes. In a 5–1 victory over Montenegro in UEFA Euro 2020 qualification, he scored his first goal on March 25, 2019, thanks to Ross Barkley's free kick.