Will Keane closing in on Sheffield Wednesday loan switch

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Manchester United striker Will Keane is set to join Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the remainder of the season after Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal sanctioned the deal, according to

Keane, who has failed to make his mark under the Dutch regime at Old Trafford, now looks set for first-team opportunities at the Owls, with the club going in search of making the play-offs. 

Tricky time 

The 22-year-old forward, who has endured a number of injury problems throughout his tenure with the club, has failed to prove his credentials this term, despite the fact that the duo of Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez left the Theatre of Dreams this past summer. 

United, of course, landed Colombian hit-man Radamel Falcao, while teenager James Wilson has moved ahead of Keane in the pecking order at the club. 

Wilson - three years younger than Keane - made his first-team debut under then temporary manager Ryan Giggs last term and has continued his progression under Van Gaal throughout the course of the campaign. 

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In fact, the young Englishman struck his first goal of the season in this past weekend's outing against Premier League strugglers QPR. 

Wednesday chance 

Keane, though, hasn't been able to force himself into the first-team reckoning, so will now be desperate to prove his credentials in England's second tier. 

In Sheffield Wednesday, Keane will certainly be joining a team on the up as, before last weekend's defeat at the hands of Bolton, the club had previously won three consecutive Championship matches. 

There's no doubt about it, the youngster has a great future in the game, but will have to step up sooner rather than later if he's going to make it at Old Trafford. It certainly looks set to be a huge five months or so for the talented forward and he will be desperate to take his latest chance. 

Manchester United fans: Does Keane have a future at your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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