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Given can't see Johnstone quitting Aston Villa for Man Utd return

Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given can't see Sam Johnstone wanting to return to Manchester United.

Given has outlined why the 24-year-old will not fancy heading back to United midway through his second loan spell at Villa.

"Well, I think that would be good if they could keep him," Given told the Daily Express.

"He's had a great season.

"I don't know what Manchester United will be thinking about that.

"But Sam will have a taste for playing at Aston Villa now as well and I wouldn't imagine he'd want to go back and play Under-23s or whatever at Man United.

"He'll want to further his career and, I can't speak for Sam of course, but I'm sure Villa would love to keep him."

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