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Manchester United recall Will Keane from Preston North End loan

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Manchester United's struggles in front of goal have been well documented as Louis van Gaal has overseen the worst December in the club's 138-year history.

United have failed to win in their last eight matches and have mustered just five goals in that time. Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial look devoid of any confidence and changes need to be made.

Well, Van Gaal has made his first move of the year by recalling one of their homegrown strikers from a loan spell in the Championship. 

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Many supporters could have been forgiven for thinking James Wilson was returning to Old Trafford to be given a run in the side. However, it is 22-year-old Will Keane who is heading back to Manchester.

The striker made his only appearance for the Red Devils back in 2011, coming on as a late substitute in a home defeat to Blackburn, but a number of unsuccessful loan spells and injuries have stunted his development.

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He made 22 appearances in all competitions for Preston North End this season but only managed two goals. It was confirmed by manager Simon Grayson that he had been recalled to bolster United's frontline. 

Waking up for the first time in 2016, it's fair to say some Manchester United fans were thoroughly underwhelmed by the news of Keane's return.

There is no doubting United need something different upfront. Keane has been brought in as 'an extra body', but this is still a brilliant chance for the young man to stake his claim going forward.

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