Will Keane remains one of the most promising strikers on United's books despite missing the entire 2012/2013 campaign with a knee ligament injury.
The Stockport-born centre-forward saw his progress cruelly interrupted when stretchered off during an Under-19 international for England against Switzerland at the end of the 2011/2012 term.
It was always going to be a lengthy lay-off for the 2010 Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year after he had made his senior debut as a substitute in the home defeat to Blackburn Rovers and he ended up missing the whole season.
The spell on the sidelines was a blow
for the youngster after Sir Alex Ferguson promised him a place in the first-team squad but the former United manager made sure he had access to the dressing room to help join in with the Barclays Premier League title celebrations.
Goals have always come naturally to Keane, who was top scorer at Academy level and hit a hat-trick in a memorable 4-0 defeat of Chelsea at Old Trafford in the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2011, en route to winning the competition.
After hitting the net another 19 times for the Reserves, his output was sorely missed even though Warren Joyce's ultimately won the