By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Will Keane will be named in the Manchester United squad for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Sunderland.

Louis van Gaal has confirmed that the 23-year-old striker is in United’s travelling party for the trip to the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

The United manager was at Old Trafford on Monday to watch Keane score a remarkable five goals as the Under-21s defeated Norwich 7-0.

The forward, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Preston, has scored 10 goals in his last five Under-21s matches.

The England Under-21 international has made only a single appearance for the United senior team as he becomes the latest Academy graduate to be given an opportunity by Louis van Gaal.

Jesse Lingard and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson have particularly impressed for the first team after being fast-tracked by Van Gaal this season.