Will Keane linked with Sheffield Wednesday loan

by Richard Laverty

Manchester United are preparing to send striker Will Keane to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday for the rest of the season, report The Sun.

Keane, now 22, needs game time to impress Louis van Gaal as his contract expires at the end of the season but despite an injury crisis this season, the new manager has never turned to Keane.

The striker made his debut in 2011 under Sir Alex Ferguson and like James Wilson had plenty of talent to show in the first team but it’s fair to say Wilson has had more of an impact than his predecessor.

But it all went wrong for Keane at the end of his first season with the first team squad. He suffered a knee ligament injury which kept him out for a year and had several loans spells upon his return to try and pick up some form and fitness.

Keane failed to score at either Wigan or Queens Park Rangers and now faces his last chance at convincing United to give him a new deal or he’ll simply be playing for a move away.

The 22-year-old saw his brother Michael leave the club permanently earlier this month and with the emergence of Wilson continuing, Will may be soon be following him. He has performed well for the U21 side but competitive football might be his last chance at a breakthrough at Old Trafford.

The likes of Patrick McNair, Tyler Blackett and Andreas Pereira are also out of contract and will be doing their utmost to get a new deal, although the latter has already rejected one offer.

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