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Keane's future at United looks bleak.

David Moyes wants Manchester United's Will Keane at Sunderland

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David Moyes has a shot at Premier League redemption after taking over as Sunderland manager.

The Scotsman, despite doing a fantastic job at Everton from 2002-2013, is by and large remembered for his disastrous tenure at Manchester United having succeeded the great Sir Alex Ferguson.

A similarly difficult spell at Real Socieded was brought to an abrupt end last November, just one year on from his arrival.

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Nevertheless, at the Stadium of Light, Moyes has the chance to rebuild his tattered reputation and prove his managerial qualities by keeping Sunderland afloat in the Premier League.

And he's taken no time to attempt just that, with The Sun reporting he's set to raid United for a wantaway striker.

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According to the tabloid newspaper, Moyes is lining up a £6.5 million move for Will Keane.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford all at Jose Mourinho's disposal at Old Trafford, Keane's chances of first-team action appear slight.

A United source said: "Keane would cost about £6.5 million but with potential add-ons in the future.

"He has gone on the tour of the Far East but not really spoken to Jose yet about his role. He scored last week at Wigan."

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Keane's frustrations at United stem back to Christmas, when the much-maligned Louis van Gaal recalled him from his loan spell at Preston with the promise of regular football.

The Dutchman, unsurprisingly, failed to uphold his vow, with Keane making just one Premier League appearance upon his return: ironically during a 2-1 defeat against Sunderland in February.

Time is of the essence for the former England Under-21 international and leaving United - who he joined five years ago - might be necessary.

Where Moyes' arrival at Sunderland is concerned, the 53-year-old expressed his joy at taking over on Wearside.

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He told the club's official website: "I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity.

"I have taken over a big British club with a great support and I’m looking forward to working in the Premier League again.

"I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam."

He replaces Sam Allardyce, who was recently appointed England manager.

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