Manchester United set to sign Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland following Martin Dubravka’s return to Newcastle

    Manchester United are set to sign Jack Butland from Crystal Palace, talkSPORT understands.

    Erik ten Hag needs cover for David De Gea after Martin Dubravka’s exit from Old Trafford.

    Butland could soon be on his way to Old Trafford

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    Butland could soon be on his way to Old Trafford

    Dubravka signed on loan in the summer, but he has now returned to Newcastle.

    United did consider the option of bringing back Dean Henderson from his loan at Nottingham Forest.

    But they have now moved to bring in Butland as back-up.

    The 29-year-old signed for Palace from Stoke in October 2020 but has made limited appearances for the Eagles.

    He has featured just 17 times over two seasons, keeping a total of three clean sheets.

    Butland is yet to make an appearance this season, but he has been sidelined with a fractured finger for most of it.

    He is out of contract in the summer so United hope to land him for a nominal fee.

    De Gea remains as the no.1 choice for United

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    De Gea remains as the no.1 choice for United

    Butland spoke to talkSPORT back in 2017 when he was at Stoke and hinted that he would like to play for a club such as United.

    He was part of the England squad at the 2018 World Cup but his career has stalled somewhat since.

    “My ambitions are to be the Stoke number one and England number one, but there are other things I want to achieve in my career as well,” he said five years ago.

    “I want to play in the Champions League and I want to win trophies. There’s no reason why we can’t win trophies at Stoke, we’ll try and win some cups and do as well as we can, but I obviously have ambitions.

    “If it’s the right move at the right time, you never know. You always have to think about these things.

    “A club like Manchester United, or whoever it may be… United are, for me, the biggest club in the world and you have to take those things in consideration.

    “But if it’s right, if it’s not, I’ll make those decisions at the time.”

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