Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Safe Pair of Hands Is Support for De Gea

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Safe Pair of Hands Is Support for De Gea

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UNITED are expected to sign Lee Grant as their third-choice goalkeeper for next season.

Grant, 35, played twice against United the season before last for Stoke and was praised by Jose Mourinho after making a string of fine saves in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Grant also started in the reverse fixture at the Britannia that campaign, which also ended 1-1. United have searched for a back-up option to David de Gea and Sergio Romero so their academy goalkeepers can leave on loan.

Dean Henderson joined Sheffield United on a season-long loan shortly after signing a new contract this month and the M.E.N. previously reported last season's number three Joel Pereira will be allowed to head out on loan.

Under-23 goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara could also get regular playing time in the Football League and Sam Johnstone, who recently returned from a successful 18-month spell with Aston Villa, has already outlined his intention to leave United permanently. …

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