Ben Amos has criticised the treatment he's received by Louis Van Gaal after stating that the signing of former Barcelona star Victor Valdes was the ending of his seven-year association with the Red Devils.
The 24 year-old has been much of a bit-part player for Manchester United during his time at the club, however he was told by Van Gaal that he would get more game time at the start of the season.
"You could say Victor Valdes' arrival was the final nail in the coffin,” Amos admitted. “Pre-season, I was told I was number two. With the cup games, if I'd got a sniff of that, that would have made it worthwhile sticking around for.”
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Since Valdes’s arrival he has been demoted even further down the pecking order, and has been forced to go out on loan in search of first team football, subsequently moving to Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.
He is now hoping he will find regular time as a first choice goalkeeper, being able to leave on a free transfer in July.
“Being 24, I can leave on a Bosman so that gives me a little bit more flexibility of where I can go," he explained. "I'll assess the options in the summer, see what is about and see what the best thing for me is."
After joining Manchester United as a 11 year-old, it was hoped that he would spend his foreseeable career with the Premier League giants, however he has struggled to grasp the number one jersey, being second fiddle to both Edwin van der Sar and David de Gea.
Amos has spent the majority of his career outside of Manchester, joining six different clubs on-loan including Hull City, Oldham Athletic and Peterborough, making 17 appearances for the latter.
The former Crewe Alexandre academy youngster has only ever made one league appearance for Manchester United in a 2-0 victory over Stoke City back in 2011 in which he kept a clean sheet.
He has made four starts for Bolton Wanderers this term, as he bids to help Neil Lennon’s side gain momentum into the 2015-16 campaign.