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Ben Amos to leave Manchester United this summer

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Ben Amos will leave Manchester United this summer, once his contract expires, with a number of Premier League and Championship clubs interested in securing his services.

This is according to ESPN FC sources, who understand interest in Amos has increased following his impressive performances on loan at Bolton Wanderers.

The 24-year-old, who returned to Old Trafford earlier this week, picked up Bolton's Player of the Month award for March thanks to a string of eye-catching displays and has helped Neil Lennon's side move closer to securing their Championship status as a result.

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Amos flourishes at Bolton

"[I] really enjoyed my time there, it's a club ready to kick on now and challenge in the years to come," the 24-year-old tweeted. "Thanks to the fans and everyone who made my time at the club so enjoyable. Much appreciated!"

Whether Bolton are one of the clubs interested in signing Amos as a free agent this summer is unclear, although the former England Under-21 international might be holding out for a move to another Premier League side.

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Amos knows his time at Old Trafford is over

Amos admitted in an interview last month that the arrival of Spain international Victor Valdes in January effectively signalled the end of his Manchester United career.

"Being a United fan, I’ve always believed I can play for Manchester United and always aspired to be a Manchester United player," Amos was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News. "You could say Victor's arrival was the final nail in the coffin. 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.

"As soon as Victor was brought in, I was essentially demoted to fourth really. Fourth-choice goalkeeper, you’ve got to move on.

"If I’m being totally honest because I am a United fan is why I’ve hung around a little bit more than I should have."

Three goalkeepers could leave United this summer

Amos and third-choice goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard could both leave Old Trafford this summer, while there remains a possibility that number one David de Gea will also part company with the Red Devils.

United are desperate to keep De Gea, arguably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League right now, but the Spain international is wanted by Real Madrid and will only have a year left to run on his contract this summer.

It's possible that Van Gaal signed Valdes out of fear that De Gea will force through a move to the Bernabeu at the end of the season.

The former Barcelona star decided to leave the Camp Nou last summer, having agreed in principle to join AS Monaco.

However, his move to the Ligue 1 outfit collapsed following a serious knee injury sustained while playing for Barcelona during the closing weeks of last season.

Valdes, who signed an 18-month deal with Manchester United, has yet to make his senior debut for his current employers - but that will all change if De Gea joins Real Madrid this summer.

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