Manchester United young goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is keen for first team football and has hinted that he could leave Old Trafford. The 23-year old is an Manchester United academy prodigy and have played football for the club all his life.

He is the third choice goalkeeper at Manchester United behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero. He still has a year of his contract left but has never made a senior appearance for the Red Devils.

He was sent on loan to various clubs across England in the past few years as he featured for the likes of Oldham Athletic, Doncaster Rovers and Preston North End. However he admitted that he needs more first team football.

“Of course, it’s good to be around the first team,” he told the club’s website.

“Obviously, you never know when a chance might come but, on the other hand, I do need to play football.

“I’ve been on loan in previous seasons and enjoyed it, playing men’s football for points in front of crowds. You can’t beat that.

“But, like I’ve said, I’m here and, every time I step on the pitch, I’m here to do a job and hopefully show the manager what I can do and push Sergio and David.”

The player is the main goalkeeper for the Manchester United U-23 side and the squad has won their season opener 1-0 against Leicester City.

He said, “I’m happy we won. The lads put in a great effort as we played an experienced Leicester side.

“We’ve got a young team but we dug in, worked hard and got the reward for it.

“I’ve worked with Warren Joyce for a while and he gets you working hard. I enjoy playing for him and always give it my best.”