Shunned by Newcastle… now set for Old Trafford! Manchester United swoop for England youth international Paul Woolston after free agent goalkeeper’s release from Magpies over the summer
- Manchester United are set to sign former Newcastle keeper Paul Woolston
- England youth international Woolston was a shock release over the summer
- Woolston will provide cover for academy keepers Matej Kovar and Alex Fojticek
Manchester United are set to sign former Newcastle goalkeeper and England youth international Paul Woolston.
There was surprise within St James’ Park when the 20-year-old was released at the end of last season.
It was said that Woolston was let go because the club are well stocked with goalkeepers, first choice Martin Dubravka being supported by Karl Darlow, Rob Elliot and Freddie Woodman.
Manchester United are set to sign former Newcastle keeper Paul Woolston (pictured) on a free
England youth international Woolston was surprisingly released over the summer
But United spotted an opportunity and took the former England Under-18 stopper on trial last month and have now offered him a deal until the end of the season.
Woolston was 15 when he made headlines following his debut for Newcastle’s Under-23s against United in 2014. The teenager won praise from first-team boss Alan Pardew after a man-of-the-match performance in a 1-0 victory.
He will provide cover and competition for academy goalkeeper Matej Kovar and Alex Fojticek at Old Trafford.
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