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04/01/2013 18:00, Report by Adam Marshall

Keane extension agreed

United youngster Michael Keane is set to extend his loan move with Leicester City by another month after the two clubs reached an agreement.

The 19-year-old is due to remain with the promotion-chasing Foxes at least until the end of January and looks set to feature in the FA Cup tie against Burton on Saturday.

After picking up a hamstring injury on his debut for Nigel Pearson's side at the start of November, the promising centre-back returned to the line-up in impressive fashion during the 6-1 hammering of Huddersfield.

Keane, whose twin brother Will has been sidelined after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage last year, also played for United's Under-21s in their final fixture of 2012 against Morecambe.

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard has returned to Old Trafford after making five substitute appearances during his stint in the East Midlands.

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Michael Keane factfile

* Born on 11 January 1993

* Twin brother of Will

* England Under-19 international

* Two starts and a substitute appearance for United

* Unused sub at Anfield for the FA Cup tie with Liverpool last year

* Reserves Player of the Year in 2012

* Made Championship debut for Leicester in November

* Played at right-back in the FA Youth Cup-winning team of 2011

 

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