Will Keane out for nine months with anterior cruciate ligament injury

by Sam Peoples

Will Keane in action last year for the reserves.

Terrible news has broken today that goalscoring sensation Will Keane won’t be back in action for nine months after suffering ligament damage on duty for England U19’s. The United striker was tipped for a loan season out after an impressive season that helped the reserves win the North league and the Senior Cup against Manchester City, where he scored the sole goal in a 1-0 win at the Etihad.

“Will’s progressing the right way. He’s a good finisher, the lad. I think he just needs a bit of toughening up. Next year, we’ll possibly send him out on loan. He’s got good potential – Sir Alex Ferguson”

It comes as a massive blow for one of United’s most promising young players. The natural finisher was a predator for the reserves all season and Sir Alex was keen to see him progress for the future. It is agonising to see injuries dampening the chances of players progressing, you only have to look at the case of Davide Petrucci to see that. All we can now hope is that Will can recover from this terrible injury and come back at the latter stage of next season, better and stronger than ever.

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