Manchester United goalkeeper Max Johnstone is set to depart the club with his contract expiring in the summer with Cardiff City, Sunderland and Bury all eyeing a deal according to ESPN.

The 19-year-old is the younger brother of Sam Johnstone, also a goalkeeper at Manchester United but is currently on loan at Aston Villa and could join them permanently if they gain promotion to the Premier League.

The former Fleetwood Town goalkeeper was part of the Manchester United squad at the Otten Cup, as they finished runners-up in the prestigious Under-19 tournament in the Netherlands.

After being named on the bench in the league, he joined the Under-18 squad came on as a substitute when Manchester United’s Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui was sent off against rivals Manchester City in a derby defeat in September.

He embraced five outings altogether for the Reserves and Under-18 sides over the course of the season and he also took part in the Dallas Cup in early 2017.

But his contract is set to expire in the summer and Manchester United are unlikely to extend his stay due to the host of young keepers they have such as Dean Henderson, Kieran O’Hara and Theo Richardson.

ESPN believes that the clubs interested in signing the promising youngster are Cardiff City, Sunderland and Bury.

Although, Bury face tough competition they could be at an advantage as they train at Manchester United old training ground Carrington and has a larger chance of getting first team football.


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