Thu 05 January 2023 | 19:38

Ten Hag confirms Manchester United's Jack Butland deal

Newcastle United decided to recall their goalkeeper from Manchester United earlier in the window, leaving the Red Devils with two goalkeepers. Ten Hag confirms the club is closing on a deal for Jack Butland as he finds having three goalkeepers is essential for his squad.

Martin Dubravka

only made two appearances for the Red Devils, EFL Cup victories over Aston Villa and Burnley. As a result, the Magpies recalled the Slovakian to bring further competition for Nick Pope.

Erik ten Hag confirmed

Manchester United

is on verge of bringing

Jack Butland

, who has only made 10 Premier League appearances since joining Crystal Palace from Stoke City in 2020.


Martin was recalled, and in our setup we need a squad with three experienced goalkeepers,"

Ten Hag said.

"We have some young ones and they are doing well, but we have so many games, we need three good goalkeepers in training. If there are problems, we need experience in goal.

"I'm really happy with David, that is quite clear – he's our number one and he's performing really well. But as I always say, something can happen with David.

"You have to be prepared for when you are unlucky. Last year I had a situation with Ajax where we had three goalkeepers injured.

"You don't want a situation at the end of the season – when hopefully you can play for trophies – where you have to put in a young goalkeeper.

"You can't expect it from a young goalkeeper and it can kill your season. That's what you have to be prepared for."

Being asked if the club is looking to make further signings amid rumors about Joao Felix and Olivier Giroud, Ten Hag said: "

We always have to look for that. We push the players because good is not good enough.

"Also as an organisation, we have to push each other. When there are opportunities, at the top, you always have to be ready. My main focus is to get a better team, to improve the team."



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