Sam Johnstone has certainly caught Jose Mourinho’s eye after the goalkeeper signed a new contract with Manchester United until 2018.
The 23-year-old is currently third in the pecking order at Old Trafford, but he has featured on the bench in cup competitions for the Red Devils this season and Mourinho believes he could potentially push his way into contention in the future.
“Sam is a goalkeeper with great potential,” Mourinho told the club’s official website. “He is a very professional young man with a great attitude to the game.
“He has progressed immensely even during my short time at the club. I am delighted he has committed his future to Manchester United.”
Johnstone has had eight loan spells away from Manchester United, but believes working alongside David de Gea and Sergio Romero is also having a positive effect on his game.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,” Johnstone said. “I have been with the club since I was 10 years old and have grown up here.
“The last 13 years have flown by and I have enjoyed every moment of my time here so far.
“I am working with world-class goalkeepers every day and now I am going to use all that experience to push myself and show the manager what I can do.”
— sam johnstone (@samjohnstone50) October 16, 2016