United stopper's first-team football plea granted

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has extended his loan spell at Scunthorpe United by a further month.

The 18-year-old stopper joined the Npower League One outfit in search of regular first team football, and has impressed in his first month at Glanford Park.

After conceding five goals in four appearances, Iron boss Alan Knill has moved to extend the Red Devils youngster's stay, just a week before he was due to return to Old Trafford.


Johnstone is highly rated by Sir Alex Ferguson, but with a wealth of goalkeeping options at Manchester United, the Scot thought it best to send the player out on loan to continue his development.

Already an established England U19 international, the future certainly looks bright for this talented academy graduate, who will undoubtedly benefit from another month's experience playing in the third tier.

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