Jack Butland hails ‘top class’ David de Gea and Tom Heaton after completing loan transfer to Man Utd

DREAM-LAND JACK BUTLAND is excited at the prospect of working with David De Gea and Tom Heaton after joining Manchester United on loan.

The goalkeeper agreed to join the Red Devils for the remainder of the season after Martin Dubravka was recalled by Newcastle.

Jack Butland has joined Manchester United on loan

Butland is excited at the prospect of working with David De Gea and Tom Heaton
And he is looking forward to working alongside “top class” keepers and helping United achieve their goals this season.

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He spoke to United’s media team after the move was confirmed and he revealed how proud he was to sign for the club.

Butland said: “This is an amazing club and one that I am now proud to represent.

“I’m really looking forward to working with an unbelievable goalkeeping group
“I’ve played against David De Gea and represented England alongside Tom Heaton; they are top-class keepers.

“I am relishing the opportunity to compete alongside and support them as team-mates.

“There is a lot that this group can achieve this season and I’m excited to play my part in helping everyone to reach these ambitions.”

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Ten Hag confirmed Butland’s arrival on Thursday and spoke of the importance of having three senior goalies in the squad.

The Dutchman said: “We have some young ones and they do well but we have so many games so you need three good goalies in training but also when problems are coming you need experience in goal to get what you are aiming for.

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“I’m really happy with David, it’s quite clear, he’s our No1, he’s a really good performer but there’s always something that can happen with David as well and you have to be prepared for that.

“Last year I had a situation with Ajax where we had three goalies injured and you don’t want a position that you play for trophies and you have to put in a young keeper.

“It can kill your season. That’s what you have to be prepared for.”

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