Man Utd winger gets Ireland call up

Updated: September 8, 2012

Manchester United youngster Robbie Brady has been called up to his first senior international squad for Tuesday night’s friendly with Oman in Craven Cottage.

Brady had been a prominent part of Noel King’s U21 squad for Euro 2013 but Giovanni Trapattoni has called on the Baldoyle man after their elimination following a 2-1 defeat to Hungary last night, according to U21 team-mate, goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin.

McLoughlin, who plays for MK Dons, said on Twitter last night, “Absolutely buzzing for Robbie getting called up, been a big player for us in 21s!!”

Brady set a scoring record for the Irish U21s with his seventh at the level with a penalty against Hungary.

The 20 year old signed for Manchester United on a permanent basis two years ago and spent last season on loan to Hull City where he scored three times in 33 appearances for the Championship side.

It is not yet known whether Brady’s call up will be at the expense of any player in the squad, although there is some speculation that he may be replacing the disgruntled Sunderland player James McClean who vented his anger at not playing in last night’s 2-1 win over Kazakhstan on Twitter.

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