Short and sweet: Goalkeeper bids farewell to Manchester United after sealing permanent transfer

Jack Butland has bid farewell to Manchester United after spending the second half of the campaign on loan at the club.

The goalkeeper was acquired in the winter transfer window when Martin Dubrabka terminated his loan spell prematurely to return to Newcastle United.

Erik ten Hag subsequently sought Butland from Crystal Palace to provide backup to David de Gea, though the 30-year-old made zero appearances between the sticks for the Red Devils.

Butland was only utilised as an unused substitute, so it’s no wonder why he’s been keen to find a club where he can be awarded regular game time.

Butland seals permanent transfer

Today, it was confirmed that the ‘keeper had completed a move to Rangers after his contract expired with the Eagles. He has penned a four-year deal with the Scottish side.

The former England international took to Twitter to say his goodbyes to United after a quiet spell of watching on from the bench.

Butland said: “It was short and sweet, but an unreal experience being with the team I’ve supported since a young boy. The staff, players, fans & everyone involved with the club are another level. 

“Disappointing to end the season like we did but this team is going places once again & everyone should be excited. Thank you @ManUtd.”

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