Michael Keane has been an ever-present so far this season as Everton have soared to the top of the Premier League.
The Toffees could hardly have hoped for a better start to the campaign. They have won all four of their opening league games, whilst they are also in the quarter-finals of the League Cup. The defender has played every single minute in all competitions, scoring twice along the way.
His form saw him receive a call-up to the England squad for the matches against Wales, Belgium and Denmark. However, whilst he started against the Welsh as the Three Lions won 3-0, he was not even included in the matchday squad for the Belgium clash.
Should Keane have started over Dier?
Gareth Southgate’s men won 2-1 versus the Red Devils, but they made hard work of things in the first half. Eric Dier, in particular, struggled, giving away a penalty after a foul on Romelu Lukaku. It was this mistake, and the Tottenham man’s overall display, that had many fans perplexed as to why he was selected over Everton’s own 27-year-old defender.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter.
Let’s see the reaction to Southgate’s Keane decision below
Eric Dier starting & Mings on the bench over Michael Keane, given Keane’s form since project restart is almost incomprehensible.
— AJ Smith (@andystreacle) October 11, 2020
How Dier gets picked over Michael Keane is madness to me
— Ollie (@olliethecoolest) October 11, 2020
How dier, Henderson and slabhead get to start is beyond me. Bring on Michael Keane. Best cb by a mile
— ★ Bₗᵤₑₚₒᵤₙdₙₒₜₑₛ ★ (@bluedollarbillz) October 11, 2020
Keane should too. Embarrassing if Southgate thinks Maguire and Dier are better
— Nick Jones (@thenaj17) October 11, 2020
Keane not even on the bench!
— David (@DBrisco72) October 11, 2020
Southgate completely lost the plot. Dier not at the same level as Keane
— Mark Howard (@MarkStarlands) October 11, 2020
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