Manchester United legend likens the quality of midfielder Gilmour faced to playing against his daughter

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour is the rave of the moment, and the youngster showed his quality as he outplayed and outmuscled Liverpool’s experienced midfield duo of Adams Lallana and Fabinho as Chelsea defeated Liverpool 2-0 in the FA Cup fifth round tie last week.

Gilmour further stole the show as he embarrassed Fabinho with an audacious piece of skill at the end of the second half against Liverpool.

The 18-year-old was named man of the match after the win against Liverpool, but Manchester United legend Roy Keane wasn’t yet convinced with his performance against Liverpool.

Speaking ahead of the Everton clash, Keane revealed that Gilmour was against a weak Liverpool midfield and said that the Everton midfield will be tough for the youngster.

“Keep it simple, keep the game simple and play what’s in front of you but judging him, I know it’s new to him, he looks like he’s pretty mature and pretty switched on,” the former United captain said on Sky Sports.

“I know when he was a young kid a lot of clubs were after him so he’s obviously got quality.

“He’s got a good manager and hopefully some good senior professionals around him. I know it’s a young squad but all you need is one or two decent lads around you to help you along the way.

“But it’ll be a big test for him today because in a strange way Everton may be a tougher test than the Liverpool game because I think Lallana was the midfielder the other night for Liverpool and my daughter is probably stronger than him. It’s a tough test for him today.”

Gilmour proved yet again that he’s a top class midfielder as he bossed the midfield against Everton and Roy Keane had to heap praise on him after the game.

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