Manchester United Under 21s | Sam Johnstone Profil


SAM JOHNSTONE

Sam Johnstone

Birthdate: 25 Mar 1993
Birthplace: Preston
Position: Goalkeeper
Reserve Appearances:
Reserve Goals scored:
Joined United: 01 Jul 2009
United Debut:
International:

Sam Johnstone was the FA Youth Cup-winning team’s goalkeeper in 2011 and is highly thought of within Old Trafford and beyond.

After being capped at a number of levels for England, the Preston-born player followed up a loan move to Oldham at the start of the 2011/2012 season with a switch to Scunthorpe on a temporary basis (September 2011 to January 2012) in order to obtain first-team experience.

Tall, athletic and very agile, he commands his area with authority and is a fine shot stopper.

Since making his international bow in the Under-16s against Scotland in November 2008, he has

worked himself up to the Under-19 level with his country – competing alongside the Keane twins and Tom Thorpe in the qualifiers in May 2012.

A wonderful performance against Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier Reserve League play-off final at Old Trafford further enhanced his growing reputation as he saved three penalties in the shoot-out and deservedly earned the Man of the Match award.

He made 10 appearances for the Reserves in total and seems to be maturing nicely, captaining the England Under-19s during their qualification for the European Championship finals.

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