Loan Watch: Tyler Blackett says mistakes will help him improve

Manchester United loanee Tyler Blackett has said that mistakes made in his opening two appearances at Celtic will help him improve as a player.

Blackett’s debut came in a 2-1 defeat to Scottish league leaders Aberdeen last weekend, and was seen to be at fault for the winning goal, scored by Paul Quinn.


On Thursday conceded a long range free kick against Dutch side Ajax after Lasse Schöne delivered the ball and everyone failed to get on the end of it before the ball nestled in the back of the net.

“I try to rewatch everyone game. I try to look at every pass or decision that I’m involved in,” said Blackett.

“I’m very critical of myself and I need to improve on every performance. I watched the Aberdeen game the day after. I went back to Manchester as we had the day off and watched it by myself.”

“You look back at things and you must learn from them. The coaches also talk to us about different aspects of the game where we should be doing better.”

Celtic currently sit in an uncharacteristic second place, five points behind league leaders Aberdeen.

United’s 21-year-old defender will stay at Celtic Park until the end of the season, where he’s also gaining valuable experience in the Europa League.