Michael Keane
Michael Keane likely to make his Old Trafford return on WednesdayGetty

Burnley defender Michael Keane will line up against former club Manchester United on Wednesday 11 February in no mood for sentimentality.

Keane, 22, featured in United manager Louis van Gaal's pre-season plans before making his league debut for the club against Sunderland but he joined Sean Dyche's side just before the summer transfer window closed.

The England-Under 21 international went on to become an integral member of the Clarets' backline, prompting the club to make his stay a permanent one as part of the club's bid to retain their Premier League status this term.

With Burnley's hopes now looking brighter than they were earlier in the campaign, Keane is hoping to inflict more misery on his former club to continue his side's rise up the table.

"I'm really looking forward to it," Keane said ahead of his return to Old Trafford, the Lancashire Telegraph report.

"It's going to be a bit strange for me but we'll go there looking for a win. There's no reason why we can't. We've shown in previous games that we can play against the biggest teams in the league so we'll go there on Wednesday night and go again."

While Burnley have won just once since the turn of the year, inspiring performances against Manchester City and Newcastle United, the former where they came from 2-0 to draw 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium on 28 December, and the latter a 3-3 away draw on 1 January, mean confidence is high among Dyche's side.

And Keane believes visits to the Premier League's biggest stadiums is what brings the best out of Burnley and is hopeful of a similar result at Old Trafford.

"We take massive confidence from them," he said of the City and Newcastle results," Keane continued.

"There was also the game here against Liverpool. Some of our best performances have come against the bigger teams. The pitch will be really nice at Old Trafford so that will help us play some good football.

"I think we can really affect them and hopefully we can get a positive result."