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Irish U21 goalkeeper features in Man Utd's final Premier League squad of the season

Kieran O’Hara has been included by Jose Mourinho for tomorrow’s visit of Crystal Palace to Old Trafford.

Kieran O'Hara pictured prior to Ireland's U21 victory over Kosovo in March.
Kieran O'Hara pictured prior to Ireland's U21 victory over Kosovo in March.
Image: Tom Beary/INPHO

KIERAN O’HARA IS to have his first Premier League involvement tomorrow when Manchester United host Crystal Palace in their final game of the campaign.

United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that O’Hara and Joel Pereira will be his two goalkeepers, with Pereira set to start for the visit of Sam Allardyce’s side to Old Trafford.

O’Hara, who travelled with the United squad for a number of their Europa League games this season, is currently Ireland’s first-choice goalkeeper at U21 level, having been capped during March’s 1-0 victory over Kosovo at Tallaght Stadium.

With United set to face Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday, Mourinho will rest his key players tomorrow and give the youngsters a chance to impress.

“You will have the two goalkeepers, Joel Pereira and Kieran O’Hara,” explained Mourinho. “We will have Demi Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Josh Harrop, Matty Willock, Angel Gomes and Zachary Dearnley. I think that’s it. Plus Tim Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe, so lots of them.”

O’Hara was born in Manchester but is eligible to play for Ireland through his grandparents.

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