Manchester United’s Lee Grant has outlined his aims for his time at the club after moving to Old Trafford from Stoke City. The former Derby County goalkeeper, signed to provide cover to David de Gea and Sergio Romero with the highly-rated Joel Pereira expected to go out on loan this summer, has joined his new team on this summer’s pre-season tour of the United States, and is aiming to make a difference at Old Trafford.
When asked if he would have predicted a move to United twelve months ago, Grant, in an interview carried by Manutd.com, offered: “I probably would have doubted your sanity somewhat! It’s been a fantastic journey to get me here and I’m certainly looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to a nice pre-season, we’ve got our first training session at UCLA so it should be fun.
“We’ve got a young group at the moment as we’re missing a few guys and missing some of the senior players following their exploits over the summer [at the World Cup]. I’m looking forward to having those guys back but so far the group has been wonderful and has welcomed me in nicely. I’m looking forward to getting started and working with them. It doesn’t matter how old you are, or where you’ve come from or what you’ve done in the past, if you’ve got a real professional desire like I have to go and play then that’s something you want to continue to do.
“I’ll continue to be like that well into my 40s and I’m sure when my career has finished, it’s always something that has driven me on. Listen, I want to play and be involved as much as I can in the team but I’m also aware that my role primarily may have to be one to support [the others]. But I’m willing to fill in as and when, and it will be good to get started.”