VIDEO: Why this Manchester United youngster wants to take free-kicks for the club

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Tyler Blackett has spoken about potentially getting the opportunity to blast a free-kick at goal for Manchester United. And you can see why.

Manchester United have had their fair share of quality free-kick takers over the years. David Beckham was a dead ball supremo during his time at Old Trafford - while Cristiano Ronaldo was and still is absolutely superb from free-kicks.

Nowadays they have the likes of Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie who can all bang in the odd free-kick or two - but it is Angel Di Maria who has been swinging them in most of the new campaign.

The Argentine obviously has a very deft left-foot, but a rival in the role of free-kick taker at the club has emerged in the form of an unlikely player. Young central defender Tyler Blackett fancies himself a bit of a specialist himself.

The talented England under-21 international has a bullet of a left-foot and has spoken about his hope of firing one in this season, in the BBC Match of the Day magazine:

"Hopefully further on into the season, you'll get to see me take one. I'd certainly be happy to if the opportunity came up. For now though, Angel's the expert so I'm just looking up to him."

So what can you expect from Blackett if he decides to fire a free-kick at goal?

Well more of the Steve Bruce variety rather than the mastery of Becks or the genius of Ronaldo judging by this video.

The 20-year-old has fired in the odd free-kick on his time for United's youth teams, including this thunderbolt against Swansea City in the FA Youth Cup (2.30).

On the edge of the box, why not let Blackett unleash his thunderbolt on unsuspecting Premier League goalkeepers? Who knows, it might become a regular occurrence.

Not enough evidence. Look at it him fire in this strike against the bar against Chelsea (0.50)...

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