Sam Johnstone signs new Manchester United contract

Sam Johnstone has signed a new deal with Manchester United

Sam Johnstone signs new Manchester United contract
Above: Sam Johnstone has signed a new deal with Manchester United | Photo: Getty Images

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, has signed a new deal with Manchester United.

Delighted to sign on the dotted line

Johnstone has been with the Red Devils since the age of 10, and has risen through the ranks, but has yet to make his competitive debut for Jose Mourinho's side.

The 23-year-old's new deal will keep him at the club until 2018, with the option to extend by a further year, and Johnstone shared his delight at the new deal.

"I am delighted to have signed a new contract," he told manutd.com. "I have been with the club since I was 10 years old and have grown up here."

He added: "The last 13 years have flown by and I have enjoyed every moment of my time here so far."

Johnstone concluded: "I am working with world-class goalkeepers every day and now I am going to use all that experience to push myself and show the manager what I can do."

Above; Manchester United's Sam Johnstone during his time with Preston North End | Photo: Getty Images
Above; Manchester United's Sam Johnstone during his time with Preston North End | Photo: Getty Images

Got great potential

Johnstone has spent loan deals at both Preston North End and Doncaster Rovers over the last few season, and was on the bench for both the matches against Northampton Town and Zorya Luhansk.

There were rumours that new Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce was looking to bring in the England under-20 international to Villa Park in the January transfer window. Those rumours have seemingly been quashed by the new deal, and Mourinho shared his approval at the move.

He said: "Sam is a goalkeeper with great potential. He is a very professional young man with a great attitude to the game."

Mourinho concluded: "He has progressed immensely even during my short time at the club. I am delighted he has committed his future to Manchester United."

Manchester United will take on Liverpool at Anfield on Monday, October 17 with kick-off at 8pm BST.