Sam Johnstone signs new Manchester United contract

Sam Johnstone of Manchester United looks on during the FA Youth Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on April 20, 2011
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Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone signs a two-year contract extension at the club.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The 23-year-old joined United at the age of 10 and has now put pen to paper on a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2018.

Johnstone has spent much of his senior career out on loan and is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Red Devils.

"I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I have been with the club since I was 10 years old and have grown up here," he told the club's official website.

"The last 13 years have flown by and I have enjoyed every moment of my time here so far. I am working with world-class goalkeepers every day and now I am going to use all that experience to push myself and show the manager what I can do."

Manager Jose Mourinho added: "Sam is a goalkeeper with great potential. He is a very professional young man with a great attitude to the game. He has progressed immensely even during my short time at the club. I am delighted he has committed his future to Manchester United."

Johnstone was most recently named on the bench for United during their Europa League victory over Zorya last month.

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