Manchester United forward Will Keane has agreed a deal to join Championship side Preston North End (PNE) on loan for the entire 2015/16 campaign.

"Manchester United striker Will Keane is to spend the entire 2015/16 season at Preston North End after signing for the newly-promoted Championship club on loan," a statement on United's official site read.

The 22-year-old forward spent the latter half of last season on loan with Sheffield Wednesday and has previously had spells with Wigan Athletic and Queens Park Rangers.

Keane has spent his entire career at Old Trafford coming through the academy and establishing himself playing for the United reserves. He is yet to make a bow for the senior team, but made the bench for the Red Devils' clash against Stoke City last season.

The England U21 striker is delighted to have made the switch to Preston and has vowed to help the club improve on the fantastic campaign they had last season.

"I want to come here and do my best to help the team; they had a very successful year last year and hopefully the whole team and the Club can build on that," Keane said, as quoted on the Lilywhites' official site.

"The likes of David Beckham and Danny Welbeck have been here and they all did well and benefited from the experience, so that is something I can hopefully come here and take from it."

Preston manager Simon Grayson expressed his delight over the capture of Keane from the 20-times English champions and is confident that the young striker will be a major asset to the team in the upcoming Championship campaign.

"We are delighted to have signed Will. He has got fantastic movement and he is a goalscorer," Grayson told PNE's official site.

"He suffered a bad injury a few years ago, but he is hungry and after meeting him he ticks every box we are looking for."

"We have pulled off a bit of a coup beating several other Championship clubs to him and I do feel he is going to be a major asset to our squad," the former Leeds United manager added.