The defender eventually joined the Clarets permanently in 2015.
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The move has paid off, with the 24-year-old making his England debut in the 1-0 defeat to Germany.
And Ferdinand believes the move to Burnley has proved to be a blessing in disguise for Keane.
“I think going to Burnley, I spoke to him before he made that decision, has been a blessing in disguise for him really,” Ferdinand told The Players Lounge.
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“Sean Dyche and Burnley football club has to take huge credit for that and he’s gone there and sacrificed the big badge of Manchester United and gone to a smaller club and really worked hard at it.
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“I have them moments where we talk and I send him some information about certain players he’s playing against, how to deal with different types of strikers: the big bold and powerful strikers versus the nimble skilful strikers – and we just talk.
“We go out for food and stuff and we get on.
"He’s a great lad – he’s from a great family as well – so it really works.”