Burnley boss Sean Dyche has revealed that Manchester United's late transfer business on deadline day almost scuppered a deal to bring defender Michael Keane to Turf Moor, reports talkSPORT.
The Red Devils were extremely busy on Monday as they completed deals to bring Dutch international Daley Blind and Colombian superstar Radamel Falcao to the club.
And Dyche has admitted that there were a number of twists as the club attempted to bring the United youngster to the club on a temporary basis. The deal was eventually concluded just after the deadline, with the Clarets taking him on a season-long loan deal.
Speaking about the deal, Dyche said: "Michael is a young up-and-coming player who he is a good addition to our squad.
"He has enjoyed good development through various loan spells over the past year or so and we felt that he could enhance the group.
"It was a late one because there were a few twists and turns to the situation and it took a bit of work but the ins and outs, especially the ins at Manchester United, meant they had a lot of work to do."
Keane will now be hoping to prove his credentials in the Premier League as Burnley look to stay in England's elite division. The Clarets secured their first point of the new campaign as they picked up a draw against United before the international break and they will now be hoping to kick on.
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With Keane out the door at Old Trafford, Manchester United fans will be hoping for improvement in their back-line after a dismal start to the season under Louis van Gaal.
With the Red Devils currently playing a 3-5-2 formation, it's likely that the likes of Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Tyler Blackett and Marcos Rojo will compete for places in the side. Rojo's debut for the club has been held up because of work permit issues, but it's expected that everything will be cleared up in the next week.
Manchester United's new look side are next in action against QPR after the international break on September 14, whilst Keane will be hoping to make his Burnley debut against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park the day before.
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