MANCHESTER UNITED will make a move for old boy Sam Johnstone — if they are in the market for a new keeper in the summer.

The Red Devils are hoping to get rid of out-of-favour Dean Henderson and Johnstone is their first choice as No 2 to David De Gea.

West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone could be on his way back to Manchester United in the summer


West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone could be on his way back to Manchester United in the summerCredit: PA

West Brom and England star Johnstone was at United as a kid and they enquired about him a year ago.

Johnstone is a free agent in the summer and looks poised to depart the Hawthorns.

West Ham are still clear leaders in the race to land him and insiders believe that deal is a long way down the line — although nothing is signed.

Tottenham and Southampton are also keen on nabbing the 28-year-old.

Scholes SLAMS Rangnick, United OUT of Champions League
Sky Bet: Get £5 FREE BET every day of the Cheltenham Festival plus £5 bonus

Since departing Old Trafford for West Brom in 2018 for £6.5million, Johnstone has racked up over 150 appearances for the Baggies.

He has appeared in 31 Championship matches this term, conceding just 27 goals while keeping 13 clean sheets.

But he endured a nightmare performance in Friday’s 2-2 draw against Huddersfield having been an fault for both goals.

And boss Steve Bruce has stated the Three Lions international will have a sleepless night over his display.


Bruce said: “Sam made a mistake. It’s how he reacts that matters.

“I thought we started well and got the crowd behind us, but then the mistake for the first goal put us back.

“I can’t remember Sam having a save to make apart from the one that he didn’t make, for the second goal.

“We gifted them two goals, but apart from that there wasn’t much in it.

“I’m sure he will have a sleepless night, but I’m sure he’s made mistakes before and I’m sure he will get over it.”

Read Full Article