Man United defender planning to take free-kicks instead of Di Maria and Van Persie

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett has expressed his desire to take free-kicks for the club, Metro reports.

The young United ace only saw first-team action this season, but is already looking to make a mark at Old Trafford by taking set-pieces for his side.

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Blackett seems to be warning the United trio of Angel di Maria, Wayne Rooney, and Robin van Persie that he is looking to be the main free-kick taker for the Red Devils in the nearby future.

“Hopefully further in the season you’ll see me up there [taking free-kicks],” he stated.

“I’d certainly be happy to take the opportunity if it came up.”

The 20-year-old has scored a few efforts for the United youth side in the past, most notably a thunderbolt in the FA Youth Cup against Swansea.

Now Blackett has some of the world’s best free-kick takers in front of him, and is grateful to watch and learn before one day earning his opportunity.



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