Manchester United will not allow Will Keane to leave the club on loan just yet, reserve team boss Warren Joyce has confirmed.
The young striker made his England under-21 debut on Thursday night and a number of clubs in the Football League are said to have shown an interest in the 18-year-old.
But Joyce says United will keep Keane at Old Trafford for a little while longer in order to further his education.
"We're pretty confident here that Will could be out there doing it in the league but there's things we want him to develop in-house before he goes out," Joyce told the official Manchester United website.
Keane has been impressing all and sundry at United with his goalscoring exploits and in recent months and Sir Alex Ferguson is keeping an eye on his progress.
Such are the talents of the teenager, Keane has even been compared to former United stars Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham.
But Joyce is wary of placing too much pressure on the shoulders of his young charge.
"He's very elegant on the ball and has traits like those two players," added Joyce.
"He just needs to be himself and come out and be known as Will Keane.
"Both Sheringham and Solskjaer were fantastic strikers, technicians and goalscorers but they also had a ruthless streak in them. We're trying to bring that out in Will at the minute."
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