United striker Keane to undergo surgery on groin injury

Date published: Wednesday 2nd March 2016 10:44

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Will Keane: Injured in cup win at Shrewsbury

Manchester United striker Will Keane will have an operation on his groin injury, Louis van Gaal has said.

The striker battled his way back into contention for a place in United’s first-team, with a substitute appearance at Sunderland preceding a cameo in the FA Cup at Shrewsbury.

But Keane sustained a groin problem while shooting against the post at the Greenhaus Meadow and was forced to come off again, leaving the visitors with 10 men for the closing stages of the 3-0 victory.

Van Gaal confirmed on Tuesday that Keane requires surgery and will be sidelined again.

The manager said: “I have to rotate so, with Marcus Rashford, I have more players who can play in the striker’s position.

“I have Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Rashford – I had Will Keane but he is injured and shall be operated on. So, when I have more players, I can rotate more and justify that.”

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