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Man United starlet receives major injury setback, he’s been compared to Roy Keane



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Manchester United academy talent Dan Gore has suffered a loan spell at Port Vale stunted by injury problems.

Gore, 19, had an impressive pre-season with Erik ten Hag’s side. He assisted Donny van de Beek with a whipped cross against Lyon and stood out well in other appearances.

The teenager continued to work well behind the scenes and was rewarded with his United first-team debut in the Carabao Cup against Crystal Palace back in September.

He made another substitute appearance in the Premier League against Aston Villa in December, but the club felt a mid-season loan could aid Gore’s development.

The midfielder was sent to League One side Port Vale. There had been interest in Gore from the Championship, but the amount of guaranteed game time was an important factor for the player.

However, Gore’s campaign since moving to Vale Park has been ruined by an ongoing injury problem that has limited him to just one appearance since the January deal.

The latest comments from Port Vale manager Darren Moore suggest that Gore’s season could be over. The 49-year-old is unsure whether the United loanee will be back in action before the campaign’s conclusion.

Speaking at the weekend, as per the MEN, Moore said: “With Dan Gore, that’s an ongoing, persistent problem. Whether we feel he’s going to be back for any part of this season, we’re not too sure.

“It’s not looking too good for him at the moment and it’s a persistent one that we’ll still monitor.”

Club sources also told the MEN that the injury is not serious but conceded it’s a shame the issue has prevented Gore from making a mark during his first loan away from the club.

The teenager joined United from Burnley in 2018. His prior youth coach, Lewis Craig, has explained the unique qualities that Gore has in his repertoire.

“He’s captain material I’d say,” Craig told the MEN.

“Almost like your old-school Roy Keane type with hard challenges, but he’s got unbelievable quality on the ball because he was a forward in the past as well.”