Manchester United youngster looking forward to Premier League football

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Michael Keane is relishing first-team football in the wake of his loan move to Burnley.

Manchester United defender Michael Keane says he is relishing Premier League football after completing a loan move to Burnley.

The England Under-21 international has amassed plenty of Championship experience through loan spells during his time at Man United - but Keane has only ever played one game in the top flight.

That should change now that he has joined up with Sean Dyche at Turf Moor, with the 21-year-old having completed a switch to Burnley on Deadline day.

And Keane says he is looking forward to 'the next step' in his progression as a player - despite the chaotic nature of his transfer.

“It was all a bit of a rush and hectic but we managed to get the loan deal done in the end,” Keane told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“I’m very happy about it, it should be a great experience for me in the Premier League so I’m really looking forward to it.

“The manager came down to speak to me on the day and I’ve been speaking to Ingsy [Danny Ings] as well about it, so I’m just ready to get there now and start training.

“I feel it’s the next step in my progression at that level. I think I’ve done pretty well in the Championship over the last two seasons when I’ve been out on loan there.

“But I’ve only played once in the Premier League before, so I’m looking forward to making that next step and playing some more.”

Burnley drew with Manchester United in their last Premier League clash and travel to Crystal Palace after the international break. United, meanwhile, will host Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford.

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