By Adebayo Williams
Manchester United’s Sam Johnstone has committed his future to the Red Devils. The 23-year-old shotstopper signed a new deal with the club to keep him at Old Trafford until 2018. Johnstone, initially sent on loan to Walsall, Doncaster Rovers and Preston North End, has been in the club since he was 10-years-old.
The player expressed delight at the deal saying he was guaranteed of growth with the likes of David De Gea and Sergio Romero to learn from.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,” Johnstone said. “I have been with the club since I was 10 years old and have grown up here.
“The last 13 years have flown by and I have enjoyed every moment of my time here so far.
“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,” he said.
Manager Jose Mourinho heaped praise on the goalkeeper and expressed hope that he will be the club’s top shot someday.
“Sam is a goalkeeper with great potential,” Mourinho told the club’s official website. “He is a very professional young man with a great attitude to the game.
“He has progressed immensely even during my short time at the club. I am delighted he has committed his future to Manchester United,” Mourinho said.