Irish youngster Liam Kelly's sensational performance against Manchester United had fans swooning 2 years ago

Irish youngster Liam Kelly's sensational performance against Manchester United had fans swooning

Considering how the match played out, it's seriously impressive that Liam Kelly was the talk of Twitter following Reading's FA Cup clash against Manchester United.

All the talk after the Red Devils' 4-0 hammering should have been focused on the winners and Wayne Rooney equaling Bobby Charlton's long-standing goalscoring record. While a lot of the post-game discussion centred around these things, Liam Kelly's name kept cropping up. This is an impressive feat for a man who was on the losing side of such a one-sided match.

However, anyone who's seen Kelly play before will know that he has a penchant for turning heads. While togging out for the Republic of Ireland under-19s against Sweden in 2013, the Dubliner stole the show with a sensational wondergoal from the halfway line.

The moment of pure magic came in the 83rd minute and was the solitary goal in the game.

The 21-year-old didn't have any chance of being the hero his side needed at Old Trafford on Saturday, but his performance caught the eye of a lot of fans. He showed such maturity for a young player throughout, managing to not allow his club's inevitable demise impact on his showing.

Making a mug of Daley Blind and winning a header of Marouane Fellaini were among the numerous highlights from the diminutive midfielder during his 90 minutes against United.

Everyone on Twitter was in agreement, Kelly appears to have great things in his future if he continues down this trail he's blazing.