United News and Links: November 20-21

David De Gea in model mode at the 2011 UNICEF Gala. - Nathan Cox

The UNICEF Gala, loans for Keane and Kiko, and Anderson's last chance.

  • Federico Macheda has rejoined Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of December. Kiko had enjoyed a flying start to his career with the Championship side, bagging three goals in five appearances, before a hamstring injury forced him to return to Manchester for treatment. Even if he never makes it at United, it's good to see Macheda playing regular football--remember, he's still just 22. That famous debut against Villa feels like decades ago.
  • Wigan boss Owen Cowle says the Latics have a verbal agreement to take young striker Will Keane on loan. Keane, who is working his way back from a serious knee injury, will get the chance to find his feet alongside his club-mate Nick Powell. Come on Wigan!
  • Manchester United players, staff, and some celebrity guests helped raise over 200,000 pounds for charity at the 14th annual UNICEF Gala dinner. Check out pictures on Twitter by searching #UTD4UNICEF--even Adnan's in a suit.
  • There was some noise this summer that our keepers were unhappy with goalkeeping coach Eric Steele's departure from the club, but this glowing praise from Anders Lindegaard for his replacement Chris Wood should put any lingering fears to bed.
  • Forgotten man Anderson did a big interview for the Manchester Evening News. The Brazilian comes off as honest and determined, acknowledging his struggles with weight and injuries, and reiterating that he is "not unhappy" at the club and wants to earn his place. He even harbors dreams of playing in the World Cup with Brazil. This is Anderson's seventh year at the club--surely if there's a chance for him to make his mark before a possible January loan spell it's over the next few weeks, with Carrick, Jones, and Fletcher all unavailable.
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