Jack Butland to depart United

Tuesday 06 June 2023 17:00

On-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Jack Butland will join Scottish giants Rangers on a permanent transfer upon the conclusion of his terms at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old has spent the second half of the season with the Reds after completing a temporary switch from parent club Crystal Palace in January.

Butland’s move to Rangers, on a four-year deal, will become effective on 1 July, the day after his United contract expires.

The shot-stopper did not make an appearance for the Reds during his short stay in M16 but was a welcome addition to our goalkeeping department, adding further top-flight and international experience for a busy period in the season.

Jack was named in Erik ten Hag’s matchday squad on 20 occasions, being involved across our Europa League, Emirates FA Cup and Premier League campaigns, as well as being present at Wembley Stadium for our triumph in the Carabao Cup final.

He was on the bench for the FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

A boyhood United fan, Butland discussed the fulfilment he felt in being able to join the Reds, during his signing interview earlier this year.

The goalkeeper recently sat down with club media to reflect on the time since then, saying: “It's been awesome.

“It isn’t until you get here and see the whole scale, seeing a matchday from a home perspective as a Man United player, that you really get a true glimpse of what Man United's about.  

“It doesn't really hit home until you actually put on the United shirt or the kit for the first time.
“The excitement was high, obviously, for a while,” Butland added.

“It was more than what I expected. You don't want to be disappointed when you come in and I certainly wasn't. It was what I expected and more. 

“I've loved every minute.”

We would like to thank Jack for all of his efforts as a Red and wish him the very best of luck for the future.