Transfer Rumour: Manchester United favorite to sign Former Defender


Burnley defender Michael Keane could return to former side Manchester United, according to reports.

The 23-year-old has featured eleven times for Burnley this season in the league, with his magnificent performance in the Premier League seeing him called up to the national squad.

With the injury woes over defenders like Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia and long-term injury absence of Eric Bailly, Mourinho has apparently chosen that the transfer market for the answer to take his United team forward. If he succeeds in tempting Keane back to Old Trafford, it would be a return like Paul Pogba who came back to Old Trafford after leaving the club in 2012 as the most expensive player in the world.

Michael Keane was a youth player of United academy but was sold by Louis Van Gaal last year. Since then Keane has built his reputation in the Championship as well as also in the Premier League this year.He alongside another academy United graduate, Tom Heaton were magnificent at the heart of a scintillating draw that Burnley produced against the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old had shown up only five times for United during his time at the club but at Burnley, he has turned into the lynchpin of the defence under Sean Dyche. Before moving to the Clarets permanently in 2015 the defender spent loan spells at Leicester City, Derby County, Blackburn Rovers and Burnley also. The defender is currently said to be estimated £25 million by the Clarets side.

Skybet have slashed the odds at 5/1 in favour of Manchester United for Michael Keane as other teams like Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester City are also showing interest in the young Englishman.

Now, Whether United would authorise another returning of previous youth player as a big money move is now remain to be seen.

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