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Another Manchester United Player Set To Leave With Wilson, Varela And Blackett

Will Keane

The clearout at Manchester United following the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager is set to continue in earnest.


Today’s announcement of Manchester United’s 25 man squad for their pre-season tour of China saw the omission of some of those likely to depart from Old Trafford before the beginning of the Special One’s era.

As reported earlier, young trio James Wilson, Tyler Blackett and Guillermo Varela failed to make the cut, likely hastening their departure in the process.

According to The Guardian though, forward Will Keane’s days are also numbered at Old Trafford, despite being named in the pre-season squad.

Andros Townsend of Tottenham Hotspur U21 beats William Keane of Manchester United

Manchester Evening News concur with the story, and both outlets state that the Red Devils are willing to listen to offers for the 23-year-old.

The Englishman spent the last three seasons on loan in the Championship, with spells at Wigan Athletic, QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End failing to suitably impress his parent club. Having started his youth career with the club in 2007, United see no reason to continue with the player, as at 23 years of age, he looks further away than ever from challenging for a place in the first team.

The proliferation of both Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as readily available alternatives have put paid to Keane’s prospects at the club, despite him scoring the very first goal of Mourinho’s tenure last weekend against former loan club Wigan.

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