Manchester United twins to face each other on Sunday

United players Will Keane and Michael Keane will line up on opposing sides on Sunday.

Twin brothers Michael and Will Keane of Manchester United, both moved on loan on transfer deadline day on Thursday. Striker Will, moved to Wigan Athletic to join fellow United loanee, Nick Powell. Michael Keane moved to Derby County to link up with former United assistant manager Steve McClaren.

As it happens, the first game for the Keane's for their respective clubs will be against each other. Wigan Athletic are at home to Derby County on Sunday, with the game kicking off at 3pm.

Both players are expected to feature in the game, and there may be a fair few battles between them. Especially given their positions. Will Keane is a striker and has picked up three Under-21 caps for England, whilst Michael is a defender and has eight caps and three goals for the Under-21's. Loyalty will be left at home when they meet on Tuesday and it will be interesting to see them go head to head.

Defender, Michael Keane of course had a successful loan spell in the Championship last season with Leicester City. He spent the second half of the season with the Foxes and impressed. He had offers from Middlesbrough, Millwall, and Charlton Athletic on Thursday but chose to join Derby.

It is Will Keane's first loan move, and will want to make a mark at the DW Stadium. Unlike his brother, he has played for Manchester United before. He came off the bench in a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers in 2011.

The Keane's are of course not the first brothers to be on the books of Manchester United. Gary and Phil Neville featured heavily for the club in the 90's and 2000's. The Da Silva twins are also at the club now. Rafael and Fabio have been at the club since 2008 but it is still fairly hard to tell the identical twins apart from each other.

Lets hope Will and Michael don't confuse their team-mates tomorrow.

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