Manchester United Bring In New Goalkeeper

Manchester United's Sergio Romero, Joel Castro Pereira and David De Gea during training.

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Manchester United have boasted of some phenomenal goalkeepers over their long history. The likes of Edwin Van Der Saar, Peter Schmeichel, and now David De Gea are just some of the prolific shot-stoppers to have graced Old Trafford.

However, the club powers on, and it is their knack of producing, nurturing, and when all fails, signing talented goalkeepers, that makes this endeavor a fruitful one.

While their present defensive form isn’t the best one that a Jose Mourinho side has amassed, they still rely on the trusty hands of David De Gea. However, they now have another name to potentially fulfill that task, but it is one that is yet to be official.

The Manchester Evening News report that 20-year-old Paul Woolston has been secured by United, although an official announcement is still pending.


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The former Newcastle starlet had been undergoing a trial period at Old Trafford, and a recent training photo confirmed his involvement with the Red Devils.

With their key keepers David De Gea and Sergio Romeo on international duty, the youngster actually had a fruitful training experience paired with veteran United keeper Lee Grant and a handful of talents.

Although a formal announcement wasn’t made by the club itself, Woolston is officially listed amongst the U-21 talents in the club’s Premier League club list.

The report adds that Woolston was sporting the no.32 training jersey, and that the Carrington session had Jose Mourinho in attendance.

The Mancunian giants saw a dip in their erstwhile youthful collection of young goalkeepers earlier in the summer, when Dean Henderson, Joel Pereira, and Kieran O’Hara were sent on respective loan spells.

As of such, the signing of the English starlet brings back that vitality factor. Now, it will be interesting to see if he comes through to the senior team and brings with him that special United goalkeeper DNA.