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Lee Grant became the Reds' third signing of the 2018 summer transfer window when he arrived from Stoke City.

The goalkeeper made his dream move to Old Trafford having garnered a wealth of experience at several clubs throughout his career, mainly in the Football League. “Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember,” he told upon his arrival. “This was an opportunity that I couldn’t let pass and I’m thrilled to become a part of such a historic club. “I’ve enjoyed every moment of my career so far and I’m now ready to continue learning and improving alongside some of the best players in the game. But at the same time, I intend to use my experience to help the team whenever possible.” Born in Hemel Hempstead in January 1983, Lee was a youth-team goalkeeper at nearby Watford before joining Derby County, with whom he made his senior debut in the 2002/03 season. Capped by England in various age groups up to Under-21, his club career continued, after loan spells at Burnley and Oldham Athletic, with a switch to Sheffield Wednesday in July 2007. Other permanent moves, to Burnley in 2010 and then back to Derby County in 2013, preceded his spell in the Premier League with Stoke City. He initially joined the Potters on loan in August 2016, as cover for the injured Jack Butland, and produced a man-of-the-match performance at Old Trafford two months later, as his side held United to a 1-1 draw. In the next meeting between the teams, Grant prevented the Reds from scoring until the 93rd minute, when Wayne Rooney made club history by scoring his record 250th goal. In January 2017, the stopper made his move to Stoke permanent and racked up 30 appearances in total in 2016/17, keeping nine clean sheets. His performances helped the Potters finish 13th in the top flight and earned him the Players’ Player of the Year award. However, he largely acted as back-up to first-choice Butland during 2017/18, appearing just five times, as Stoke were relegated to the Championship, following 10 years in the Premier League. Since joining the Reds on 3 July 2018, he has provided experienced cover for David De Gea and Sergio Romero. On 25 September 2018, Grant made his United debut when he was introduced as a second-half substitute against former side Derby in a Carabao Cup third-round tie.

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Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.


David De Gea, Lee Grant and Sergio Romero

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Emilio Alvarez, goalkeeping coach says

"We are really learning from Granty because he is a really good goalkeeper, a really good professional, and as a man, with the way he interacts, he is unbelievable. We are really lucky to have him."


Happy birthday to our popular goalkeeper Lee Grant, who is 36 years old today. Have a great day, big man! 🙌🎂

Lee Grant
Eric Bailly says

"He joined us recently but you can tell he's experienced. He's a goalkeeper who brings something to the dressing room as well as the pitch. In training he talks a lot. I think he'll be good alongside David and Chiqui (Romero). He's a good team-mate and I hope he will carry on like this with his colleagues."

'Derby have Premier League potential' Article

United keeper Lee Grant knows what his former side are capable of in tonight's Carabao Cup tie.

Lee Grant in United Review says

"Derby are an excellent football club and I owe them a lot. If I'm selected to face them, it would be a really special moment for me."

Scott McTominay during a training session for United.

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Lee Grant says

"We’ve managed things well through the pre-season campaign. Hopefully everyone can come out of it correctly and is ready to rock and roll."

Lee Grant
Lee Grant says

"I’ve loved every minute [of the tour]. Obviously, first and foremost, it’s a wonderful football club and, of course, getting a chance to ply my trade in front of the US fans has been great."


"The way the tour is structured is fantastic and it’s preparing us for the season ahead. It’s physically demanding . . but we need to be ready to play against tough opposition and this is helping to get us ready."

David De Gea

"It was one of the main driving factors behind me coming to the football club. I was really eager to work with not only David, but Sergio as well. Two excellent goalkeepers in their own right. It’s a really good boost to have David back."

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