Connect in the back of the net

Manchester United became the butt of the joke this summer when they paid a staggering amount for Paul Pogba, a player they had let go for next-to-nothing under Sir Alex Ferguson.

 

Lightning strikes twice?

Once again, they are set to bring back one of their former players; the unlikely Michael Keane could be about to swap Burnley for Old Trafford.

Mourinho is facing an injury list that continues to stack up, and with Eric Bailly commitment to Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations after Christmas, the Red Devils need reinforcements.

 

Does he fit the bill?

Keane, naturally combative, but also competent with the ball at his feet instantly impressed upon his debut with Burnley.

In light of Mourinho’s comments that he needs players who are willing to fight for his team even with slight injuries, Keane appears to fit his desires.

Earning a call-up to the national team for England’s upcoming qualifiers, Keane’s comments in September have propelled the rumour when stating that he is a “United fan, and always will be”.

United will face difficulty in acquiring his services, however.

Burnley rejected several approaches from Leicester this summer, so a substantial fee will have to offered to prize him away from the clutches of Sean Dyche.

 

Written by Michael Jones

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