Date: 13th November 2013 at 7:37pm
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Will Keane

Owen Coyle’s work with Nick Powell is set to be rewarded, with reports that Manchester United are going to send young striker Will Keane on loan to the DW stadium.

Manchester United sent Nick Powell on loan to Wigan at the start of the season and the youngster is flourishing under Coyle, who feels Powell has the ability to emulate the likes of Wayne Rooney.

With Coyle playing an integral part in the development of the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere, Manchester United may entrust Will Keane into his care.

Keane was regarded as one of England’s brightest prospects before an ACL injury last May. The injury kept him out of action until this September, but the striker has returned and picked up where he left off, scoring goals in Warren Joyce’s u21 side including one in his first game back.

Keane’s good work hasn’t gone unnoticed and England u21 manager Gareth Southgate called him up to train with the side ahead of a potential recall to the England squad and there could be further good news for the 20 year old.

Gregg Farrimond, a reporter at the Wigan Evening Post and Wigan Observer tweeted today:

With Keane looking to regain sharpness, a move to Wigan playing a higher standard of football than that available to him in the u21 league could be beneficial to both clubs as well as the player.