|Birthdate:||11 Jan 1993|
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|Joined United:||01 Jul 2009|
|United Debut:||v Blackburn 31.12.2011|
Stockport-born Will Keane is a creative and deadly centre-forward, at ease carving out chances for his team-mates, but equally adept at finding the net himself.
Keane combines a deceptive, yet unnerring, finishing ability with exceptional vision and the ability to execute a killer pass – evidence of both of these qualities was provided in the final game of the 2011/2012 season when he scored once and set up the other goal in the Manchester Senior Cup final.
After winning the Milk Cup in 2009, he signed professional forms with United and earned the prestigious Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year trophy and United’s end-of-season
awards ceremony in 2010.
Keane, who has been praised by first-team boss Sir Alex Ferguson, also regularly represents England and was elevated to the Under-21 squad in 2011.
He was the 2010/2011 top scorer at Academy level, becoming an integral part of the FA Youth Cup-winning team, scoring a hat-trick in a memorable 4-0 defeat of Chelsea at Old Trafford in the semi-finals.
After breaking into the Reserves on a regular basis, he made his Barclays Premier League debut as a substitute against Blackburn the following month. He has since been on the bench again for Sir Alex’s side and has already been promised a regular place in the squad by the manager.
It has been claimed that a number of Championship clubs are interested in snaring the promising striker on loan after he top scored with 19 goals in the Reserves’ successful 2011/2012 season. Coach Warren Joyce has urged him to be more aggressive and admits there are still elements of his play that are being developed at Carrington, but it seems obvious that Keane, whose twin brother Michael is also on the club’s books, looks a Premier League star in the making.