Keane: Evans has a huge future at Man Utd

Keane said, when asked if he thought he could sign Evans on a permanent deal: “I wouldn’t have thought so. Jonny has got a great chance (at United) and we knew that we wouldn’t get him until he had signed his new contract there.

“He’s a good centre-half, he’s young, he reads the game well, he’s quick, he’s a determined lad and I knew he would not come here just to go through the motions. There were other clubs interested in him but this is a great challenge and one he is up for.”