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Lee Grant still pinching himself over Man Utd move

Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant is still pinching himself over his move to Old Trafford.

Veteran Grant, a £1.5million signing from Stoke following their relegation to the Championship, was bought with a view to being behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero, as prospect Joel Pereira, 22, is set to go out on loan.

“I'm old enough and ugly enough to understand the role I'm coming in to do," said Grant.

“I'm at a club that has the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, also a club that has Argentina's No.1 keeper, and there are also fantastic young keepers in the building and out on loan.

“I know what I have to contend with but I'm confident in myself, I'm settled with my own role within all of that and I'm also certain I can offer something to the club.

“My job is just to hold up my end of the bargain. I've been bought by United, so my role is to perform at a high level and conduct myself in the correct manner.

“That means training correctly, playing correctly when you get the opportunity and if that gives the manager a choice to make, that's my job.

“Whether that means sitting on the bench, or not sitting on the bench, whether I'm playing in the cup games, or not playing in the cup games, I'm ready and willing to do what I need to do."

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