Manchester United have signed a goalkeeper on loan


For the remainder of the season, Manchester United has taken on loan goalkeeper Jack Butland from Crystal Palace.

After Newcastle United cut short Martin Dubravka’s loan stint, United manager Erik ten Hag needed a backup goalkeeper for David de Gea.

Butland, who has nine appearances for England, has been a member of Crystal Palace since 2020 but has not yet made a start this year.

29 years old Jack Butland said:

“This is an amazing club and one that I am now proud to represent.”

The goalkeeping staff at Old Trafford also includes Tom Heaton, who signed from Aston Villa in 2021 and has three England caps.

Butland added:

“I’ve played against David de Gea and represented England alongside Tom Heaton; they are top-class keepers, and I am relishing the opportunity to compete alongside and support them as team-mates.

“There is a lot that this group can achieve this season and I’m excited to play my part in helping everyone to reach these ambitions.”

With Palace in 12th place, United are fourth in the Premier League.

Butland, who participated in 87 Premier League games, was a member of Gareth Southgate’s team for the 2018 World Cup.

He has only played in 10 league games for Palace and hasn’t been a regular in the Premier League since Stoke City’s relegation in 2018.

United football director John Murtough added:

“Jack is an excellent goalkeeper with great experience throughout his career. His mentality and personality will be a real asset to our superb group of goalkeepers and the whole squad.”

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