Manchester United have sent twin brothers Will and Michael Keane out on loan as both players look to secure regular first team football and prove to David Moyes that they can be a success at Old Trafford.

Michael, who plays as a centre-back, has joined Derby County until January where he will be working with former Manchester United assistant manager Steve McClaren.

The ex-England manager has already secured the services of Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom who will now be joined by his fellow England Under-21 international Keane at Pride Park.

The 20-year-old has risen through the ranks at Carrington and was rewarded for his excellent displays in the reserves with his first team debut in the League Cup win over Aldershot in 2011.

He spent half of last season on loan at Leicester and in the current campaign has made two appearances in the United first team, both of which came in the League Cup against Newcastle United and Chelsea.

In a strange twist of fate he could face twin brother Will in his first game for Derby as they face Wigan Athletic at the weekend.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle managed to complete a deal for the young striker to remain at the club until New Year's Day and he will be in contention to line up opposite his brother.

"Will is a young man who we've been watching for some time and it's great that we've been able to bring him in to strengthen the group," Coyle told the official Wigan website.

"It was important that we bolstered the squad after the departure of Marc Albrighton back to Aston Villa, and for me we've done that with a very exciting talent.

"I'm hopeful that the deal can be beneficial for both Wigan Athletic and Manchester United, and of course for Will himself."

The duo will be hoping to suitably impress during their loan spells as they seek to prove to Moyes that they have the ability to force their way into contention at United and remain at the club for many years to come.