23-year-old Will Keane has been with Manchester United for nine years, but is still yet to assert himself as a regular in what is a competitive squad.
He has been loaned out to various Championship clubs including Wigan Athletic, QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston – and with first team chances at Old Trafford limited he will be desperate to make another temporary move to the second tier of English football.
Most recently, he spent the first half of the season at Deepdale under Simon Grayson’s supervision but was only able to score just one goal in 20 league appearances for North End before he was recalled by the Red Devils.
However any chances of a loan depend on whether the youngster can recover from a groin injury that he picked up in the FA Cup win at Shrewsbury.
Keane, who came on as a substitute in the game against the Shropshire-based side, appeared to overstretch to reach the ball and now requires surgery to help alleviate the pain.
The 23-year-old’s loan plans could as a result be scuppered as the surgery may force him to be on the sidelines for the rest of the season.
Should Keane make a full recovery, then he will be hoping to exit Old Trafford on a temporary basis.
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