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Lee Grant: 'I can be important for Manchester United'

Lee Grant: 'I can be important for United'
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Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant says that he can "offer something" to the team this season following his arrival from Stoke City.

Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant has said that he can "offer something" to the team this season following his arrival from Stoke City.

The 35-year-old was signed for £1.5m by the Red Devils earlier this month as backup to David de Gea and Sergio Romero at Old Trafford.

Speaking to The Mirror, however, Grant has insisted that he is determined to give manager Jose Mourinho "a choice to make" this season.

"I'm old enough and ugly enough to understand the role I'm coming in to do," the goalkeeper said. "I'm at a club that has the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, also a club that has Argentina's No.1 keeper, and there are also fantastic young keepers in the building and out on loan.

"I know what I have to contend with but I'm confident in myself, I'm settled with my own role within all of that and I'm also certain I can offer something to the club. My job is just to hold up my end of the bargain.

"I've been bought by United, so my role is to perform at a high level and conduct myself in the correct manner. That means training correctly, playing correctly when you get the opportunity and if that gives the manager a choice to make, that's my job."

Grant's career, which began in 2000, has seen him play for the likes of Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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