Barry Keoghan set to model his favourite football team's new kit

Barry Keoghan has been cast in a lead role for Manchester United's new kit's promotional campaign.

The famous football club will launch the strips for the upcoming 2024-2025 season later this summer with the help of Keoghan, who won his Bafta for best-supporting actor in 2022's The Banshees Of Inisherin. He received an Oscar nomination for the same film.

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The Dubliner has also been nominated for two Golden Globes - one as best actor for his eye-catching performance as Oliver Quick in the offbeat comedy-thriller Saltburn.

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Barry Keoghan. Pic: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

Saltburn. But Keoghan's latest role will see him take centre stage in United's charm offensive for their new kit.

The Top Boy actor, who recently starred in his girlfriend Sabrina Carpenter's new music video, was photographed wearing a Manchester United tracksuit earlier this year, while his second cousin, Dubliner Frank Stapleton, played for the Old Trafford club during the 1980s.

Keoghan, 31, pursued a career in football before turning to acting.

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Barry Keoghan and Sabrina Carpenter. Pic: Kevin Mazur/MG24/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

United and their kit suppliers Adidas have a history of using entertainers to lead their promotional activities.

They collaborated with legendary Manchester indie band the Stone Roses to release a clothing range earlier this year. And Paul Pogba's move to United from Juventus was revealed to the world through a music video with UK rap artist Stormzy.

US brand Snapdragon, which will be the main sponsor of United's new kit, used Eric Cantona to launch its £60m (€70m) per season deal. And now Keoghan is next iconic figure to feature prominently in a United promotional venture.

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