Man United Sign Lee Grant From Stoke City

Darren Moore has been handed a tough start

Darren Moore has been handed a tough start

Sam Johnstone of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:Second Leg match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on May 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

The 35-year-old is well known to the Vicarage Road faithful after spending two consecutive seasons on loan with the Hornets from Manchester United during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 campaigns. However, failure to reach the Premier League after their all or nothing attempt has left them unable to raise the funds, allowing Midlands rival and recently relegated West Bromwich Albion free to swoop.

"The 25-year-old Lancashire lad has joined for an undisclosed sum after signing a four-year deal with the Baggies".

"I'm happy to be here", he declared.

"Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember", Grant told the club's official website.


He returned to Manchester United, where he was used sparingly over the next three seasons, before a one year stint at Birmingham City ahead of his eventual move to West Brom.

Before Villa, Johnstone traversed the lower divisions relentlessly, spending periods at Oldham, Scunthorpe, Walsall, Yeovil Town, Doncaster and Preston North End.

And at West Brom he will have the chance to do exactly that in the Championship - an arena in which he looks totally relaxed - as Foster's replacement.

The club also announced the sale of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to West Brom.

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