OFFICIAL: United Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone Returns To Aston Villa

Aston Villa’s Sam Johnstone celebrates after their second goal.

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has returned to Aston Villa on a season-long loan.

The Englishman returns to Villa Park before the start of the upcoming 2017/18 season in the EFL Championship, after having made 22 appearances for the club in the previous campaign.

Upon the confirmation of the transfer, the 24-year-old told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to be back. I really enjoyed my last spell here – it’s a great club with top players and passionate fans.

“I can’t wait to get started now. I believe it can be a special season for all of us and I will be working hard each and every day to produce the kind of performances that will help us achieve what we’re aiming for.”

Following previous loan spells at clubs including Scunthorpe United, Preston North End, and Doncaster Rovers, Johnstone has now made a switch to Villa yet again, after having fallen below Joel Pereira – Manchester United’s new third-choice goalkeeper – in the pecking order.

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Written by Kunal Kambli  

An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.


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