United keeper set for surprise loan move - reports

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Manchester United youngster Sam Johnstone is set to join Scunthorpe United on a three-month loan deal according to talkSPORT.

The 18-year-old goalkeeper could make the temporary switch to Glanford Park in order to gain some first-team experience with the Npower League One outfit.

A product of the Manchester United academy, Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson rates Johnstone very highly, and believes his aspiration to be a future No.1 at Old Trafford is not beyond the talented teenager, though he would benefit from a loan spell away from the club.

The Preston-born stopper has been heavily involved with the England youth international set-up, making his debut at U16 level back in 2008. He has since progressed up the ranks, and went on to become the senior goalkeeper in United's academy last season.


After last week's transfer deadline passed, the loan window for lower league clubs opens today, meaning Scunthorpe are eligible to begin negotiations with Manchester United over the temporary transfer of their promising starlet.

Described as a tall, athletic, and very agile goalkeeper with fine shot-stopping ability, Iron boss Alan Knill will look to strengthen his squad with the addition of Johnstone, to provide competition for current first-choice stopper Josh Lillis.

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