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Man Utd target two old boys to boost keeper stocks

Manchester United are seeking to re-sign an old boy to boost their goalkeeping stocks for next season.

The Sun says West Brom's Sam Johnstone, 28 — who was registered with United from 2009 to 2018 — is their first choice.

He would need to think he had a chance of playing regularly.

But while Johnstone is the clear number one target, United have also been checking out the interest and availability of another former employee who is out of favour just now and may be more keen.

Aston Villa's Tom Heaton, 35, is in the frame after losing his place to Emi Martinez.

He is the type of solid pro who would fit the bill.

Like Johnstone, Heaton was a youth keeper at Old Trafford and stayed on their books until 2010.

The new stopper would have to be happy as an understudy but with the ability to quickly step into the first team.


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