Man Utd keeper Johnstone happy to extend Scunthorpe loan

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is extending his loan at Scunthorpe United.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is extending his loan at Scunthorpe United.

He admitted to the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph last week that he is enjoying his loan stint - which has been extended on Monday until 10 January 2012.

"I'm enjoying it here, that's three months now and it's gone quickly," he said. "It's all a learning curve for me – the games, I'm enjoying training with a different goalkeeper coach, although I'm used to him now, different surroundings.

"I've had the learning curve of coming straight into the team, and I've had the learning curve of being injured, and then coming back and not being in the team. I've had a bit of everything in just three months! It's helped me grow up and hopefully finally become a man. At United, I was playing in the reserves with people my age. It's helped me grow up a lot, getting used to different situations.

"At first, when I was younger, and I trained with people like Edwin van der Sar, you're a bit star-struck," he admitted. "But the more you train with them, the more they become your friend. I could confront him, ask him questions and he'd help me. I could speak with him. It's the same with Anders Lindegaard and David De Gea now. The more you train with them, the more it becomes normal. It's the same with the outfield players. It's the same everywhere with goalkeepers, you tend to stick together and help each other out."

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