Report: Manchester United striker hailed by Scholes being watched by Hull City

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Hull City boss Steve Bruce reportedly has his top scout watching Sheffield Wednesday loan star Will Keane.

According to the Sun, Hull City boss Steve Bruce has sent his top scout to watch over the Manchester United loanee as he continues to impress at Sheffield Wednesday.

The 22-year-old, who was touted to have a big future at United from a young age, has struggled with injuries in the past two years but now looks to be fit and firing.

In his 10 Championship appearances for Wednesday this season, the United youngster has managed to score three of the eight goals scored by club in that time - as their inability to create chances continues to halt their progression up the league table.

In 2011, the youngster received huge praise from United legend Paul Scholes, who labelled the striker as having the potential to be 'top-class' and compared him to Ruud van Nistelrooy.

"I think Will Keane has the capability to be a top-class centre-forward,'' Scholes told the Guardian in 2011. ''He's one of the lads I've been working with. He was always someone I liked when I was watching the youth teams.

''He's just got a presence about him, he's a strong lad and has great feet – the ability to strike a ball. The kind of things [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy had. The first time I saw him I thought 'Jesus Christ' because he was smashing balls in from anywhere. Keane has the potential to do that.''

Does Will Keane represent a good gamble for Hull City?

Although Hull may not be mathematically safe from relegation, it seems highly unlikely they will be relegated to the Championship having built a five-point cushion on Queens Park Rangers with 10 games left to play.

The Premier League may be a bridge too far for Keane, who is yet to set the Championship alight, but he certainly has shown potential in the past that suggests he could be a good gamble by Bruce, and arguably one worth taking if the price is right.

Nevertheless, he shouldn't be a player to pin next season's ambitions on and should only be brought in as a squad player that could perhaps flourish in the correct surroundings.

After scoring just 26 goals in 28 games and enduring a succession of injuries, the attacking department will be one Bruce will have to improve on in the summer and it will certainly need players with much more experience than Keane if they are to progress and push on next season.

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