United use loan window to advantage

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Manchester United youngster Sam Johnstone has been told by Sir Alex Ferguson to 'go and enjoy' himself, after putting pen to paper to seal a loan move to Scunthorpe.

The 18-year-old goalkeeper made his first appearance for the Iron on Saturday as Alan Knill's side drew 1-1 with Npower League One leaders Sheffield United.

This temporary move certainly provides the youngster with a fantastic opportunity to gain regular first-team football - something that benefits Scunthrope in the short-term and United in the long run.

And, says Johnstone, he is delighted to have been given the chance to prove himself away from Old Trafford.

"I am excited and happy to be here, it's going to be a good experience for me and I can't wait to get going," Johnstone told Scunthorpe's official website.


Johnstone joins fellow United product Oliver Norwood on loan at Glanford Park, and says the midfielder had informed him of Scunthorpe's interest before Sir Alex Ferguson had done so.

"Oliver told me before that Scunthorpe had asked about me," he added "but I only found out on Wednesday morning from Sir Alex Ferguson and United's goalkeeping coach Eric Steele.

"I spoke to the gaffer and he said 'go and enjoy it, it will be a good experience for you'."

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