Manchester United goalkeeper explains why he has to leave Old Trafford

Ben Amos

Ben Amos is set to leave Manchester United this summer.

Ben Amos is currently on loan in the Championship, and he has told the The Bolton News that he is definitely leaving Old Trafford in the summer.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper is out of contract at the end of this season and is, remarkably, United’s seventh longest-serving player having been with the club since 2008 as a professional. 

Despite his longevity, the stopper has made just seven first-team appearances for the Red Devils - with just one Premier League game to his name - and is currently on his sixth loan spell away from the club.

Currently with Bolton Wanderers, having joined in the January transfer window until the end of the campaign, Amos has made six appearances and impressed for Neil Lennon’s men.

He was set to start this season as second-chocie goalkeeper for United, but with the arrival of Victor Valdes he was once again relegated to an Under-21 role. With first-team opportunities looking limited, and at the age of 24, Amos has confirmed that he is leaving Old Trafford at the end of this season when his contract expires, and he has revealed to The Bolton News the reason why he has to leave the club he supports.

“I have to leave for my development,” the goalkeeper explained. “There’s no secrets about that. People will say I’ve waited too long and they’re probably right. But I’m just looking forwards now and wanting to enjoy my football like I am here at Bolton.

“If I’m being totally honest, the fact I’m a United fan might be the reason I hung around a bit longer than I should have done. But I don’t regret anything. I’ve given everything I can to make it there, learned something every day and pushed myself hard. But now I have to show there’s a future after United.”

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