Lee Grant was Manchester United’s only summer signing between the sticks, at least it was what was in bold prints in media outlets when the 35-year-old joined in July.
Being the glovesman at United was all Grant kept shepherded away behind his chest. His unveiling ignited billows of emotions.
He was finally leaving his dream and nonetheless, he was third in line for the goalkeeping berth, United had solely picked him up to be a driver of inspiration to the younger shot-stoppers.
During that long train of activity, 20-year-old Paul Woolston was not in the picture. The Magpies goalkeeper had yet to be confirmed as a Devils’ player, until recently.
Woolston was spotted in United’s Carrington training ground, with a couple of players who sat out on the international break, dragging questions into the minds of the club’s faithfuls.
The number 32, imprinted on the back of his shirt, meant one thing, United had a new goalkeeper.
It is understood the Woolston had penned a deal, lasting till the end of the season, reports the Standard.
His shirt number was formerly worn by former United shot-stopper Sam Johnstone before he departed in the summer.
Woolston used to feature for Newcastle’s youth team before joining United this summer and is expected to play for the club’s Under-23 side with Alex Fojticek and Matej Kovar.