Burnley completes deadline day effort to sign Manchester United defender

Burnley have completed the signing of Manchester United’s Michael Keane on deadline day with a deal that will keep him at the club on a half season long loan, Skysports reports.

The 21-year-old centre-back made his United debut back in 2011, but having failed to impress Louis van Gaal during pre-season, he opting to move elsewhere in order for more first-team opportunities.

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He continued to feature for Van Gaal, seeing him make three League Cup appearances, one of them being the huge 4-0 defeat to MK Dons, while also making his Premier League debut in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland the previous weekend.

Keane also represented the England U-21 side on 12 occasions and has also been loaned out to Championship sides Derby County and Blackburn Rovers.

The new Clarets defender becomes one of five players who left Old Trafford either on a permanent deal or on loan, joining the likes of Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck, Nick Powell, and Tom Lawrence.