UNITED KEEN ON FORMER GOALKEEPER – REPORT

Manchester United are reportedly interested in bringing back one of their former goalkeepers according to the publication from the Daily Express. West Brom shot stopperSam Johnstone came through the ranks at Manchester United but was unable to establish himself in the first team thereby prompting him to leave the club.

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Johnstone, 26, has been able to establish himself in the West Brom starting XI. He has been the Baggies’ first choice goalkeeper for several seasons. He helped West Brom secure Premier League football at the end of the English Championship season last term but his club will go back to the second tier after suffering relegation.

Former Manchester United shot stopper Johnstone has conceded 68 goals in35 matches in the Premier League this season but this does not mean that he’s a bad goalkeeper. The defenders in front of him have been poor for the majority of the season.

The aforementioned report revealed that Manchester United could re-sign Johnstone in the summer as a replacement for David De Gea who’s said to be on his way out of the club this summer. Spanish international shot stopper De Gea is on course to leave the Red Devils in the summer after losing his first team shirt to England international Dean Henderson. De Gea has spent a decade at the Theatre of Dreams on the back of his transfer from Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid in 2011.

Johnstonewas elevated to the England squad in the last international break in March. England manager Gareth Southgate called him up to his squad as a replacement for the injured Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

West Brom goalie Johnstone was in the last England squad with Manchester United shot stopper Henderson and the two players could be vying for the number one jersey at Old Trafford next season.