Though, as third-choice goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone is barely going to have a huge impact on the squad, the options at other teams in those roles are a lot stronger.
It would take some doing to oust David De Gea between the posts, though academy graduate Johnstone shows little signs of ever doing that, behind even the error-prone Sergio Romero in the ‘keeping ranks.
Linked with a move to Aston Villa, that’s about where the 23-year-old should be playing.
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