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Manchester United confident of landing Michael Keane

Manchester United may sign Michael Keane from Burnley and retain the injured Luke Shaw.

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Middlesbrough v Burnley - Premier League
Come back! We can't watch Chris Smalling anymore!
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There's a detailed story on the transfer plans of Manchester United today, in the Telegraph. The first detail is that Manchester United are keen to bring Michael Keane back from Burnley, and hope to beat interest from Spurs and Liverpool, amongst others.

Also included in the article is the suggestion that Javier 'Misery Guts' Hernandez could make his way back to the club to sulk on the sidelines. And Madrid-based stoppers Jose Gimenez and Raphael Varane are also possible replacements for the useless Chris Smalling.

Lastly, the report mentions that Luke Shaw's injury could see him out until the start of the season, which might prevent any move to another club before he is properly recovered.

Arsenal fan John Cross is an embarrassment, but it's hard to dispute that he's written about Manchester United here, and therefore you can read whatever guff has dribbled from his hands here.

Jamie Carragher is occasionally an insightful pundit, and he's gone off at Jose Mourinho here for his cautious approach. I don't think it's unfair to say that Mourinho has disappointed so far this season, but he needs far more time and another transfer window before any gripes can be taken that seriously.

Manchester United expert Andy Mitten has described the match against Celta Vigo, and the Europa League as a whole, as, 'win or bust,' for United. If they fall out of the competition this week, then it would be reasonable to dismantle Manchester United, Old Trafford, and go our separate ways.

Lastly, there's a story in the Independent that Manchester United want Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, if David de Gea goes to Real Madrid in the summer. I've barely seen him play, but I'm happy to declare him an even better goalkeeper than Ben Foster, right here, right now. No argument.