PLAYER PROFILE

Sam Johnstone

Birthdate:25 Mar 1993
Birthplace:Preston
Position:Goalkeeper
Reserve Appearances:
Reserve Goals scored:
Joined United:01 Jul 2009
United Debut:
International:

– that’s the sort of experience you can’t give him on the training ground. You’ve got to go and experience that and he did it."

Johnstone has captained the England Under-19s and also been part of his country's Under-21 squad, illustrating how highly he is regarded at international level.

Tall, athletic and very agile, the son of former Preston keeper Glenn commands his area with authority and is a fine shot stopper. He has also earned something of a reputation for saving penalties after his heroics ensured United won the Barclays Premier Reserve League play-off against Aston Villa in a shoot-out at Old Trafford in 2012 and he also made a crucial spot-kick stop to help the Reds qualify from the first phase of the new Under-21 division last season.

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