Will Keane Joins Hull City

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Will Keane has left Manchester United and joined Hull City on a permanent transfer.

After progressing through the academy, Keane has spent various loan spells away from the club throughout his career to date.

Those clubs include Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End.

The 23-year-old now departs in search for regular first team football.

He will play under the tutelage of former United player and assistant manager, Mike Phelan, at least temporarily, who is currently in caretaker charge at the KCOM Stadium.

Having made his first team debut aged just 18 at home to Blackburn Rovers as a substitute, the striker suffered a knee ligament injury whilst on England under-19s duty which set him back for over a year.

Despite featuring at reserve level as well as the previously mentioned loans, Keane only made one further appearance for United, as a late sub in February’s FA Cup defeat of Shrewsbury Town, but even then he was forced off injured.

Although scoring against Wigan in Jose Mourinho’s first friendly in charge, the Stockport-born youngster was subsequently placed on the transfer list, where potential suitors were high in numbers.

He has chosen the Tigers, in whom United have a healthy relationship with, having sanctioned various loan deals of transfers of players to make the move to Yorkshire.

That list includes Nick Powell, Paul McShane, Corry Evans, Ben Amos, Cameron Stewart and Joe Dudgeon.

With limited personnel amongst the ranks, Keane has a chance to feature heavily in England’s top division this term, as Hull aim to establish themselves in the Premier League.

They won their opening two games, before Marcus Rashford’s late winner for United secured victory on Saturday.

Rashford’s emergence is one of the reasons that has seen Keane miss out on first team action, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival, Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney providing alternate options up front.

We wish Keane all the best in his future career going forward.

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