Manchester United Football Club have been blessed with brilliant goalkeepers down the years. That seems to be the case right now, too. David de Gea is the clear number one, with Sergio Romero a more than able back-up, who could start for most teams in the league.
On top of that, we have Joel Pereira who Jose Mourinho absolutely loves if his latest remarks about the youngster were anything to go by.
Then we have Sam Johnstone, another excellent academy prospect who has spent this season out on loan with Aston Villa. Now 24, the regular game time seems to be doing the Englishman the world of good; and under Steve Bruce, he’s flourishing.
So-much-so that the former United defender-turned-manager is to meet with Mourinho about the possibility of signing Johnstone permanently, or at the very least extending the loan deal. That’s according to The Express and Star.
Honestly, if the Red Devils can get a decent transfer fee for Johnstone, I’d let him go. Under the self-proclaimed Special One, he is fourth choice at best and it just doesn’t make an awful lot of sense to keep him as we watch him waste away in the reserves.
He’s at that age where he needs to be playing regularly and unfortunately, he just isn’t going to get that opportunity at Manchester United.