Manchester United have confirmed that Sam Johnstone will be joining Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season.
The club confirmed that Johnstone will head to the Midlands until the end of campaign on their social media account.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 5, 2017
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce could look to keep Johnstone on a permanent deal if he impresses, but it remains to be seen how his loan deal will play out.
He spent last season on loan with with Championship side Preston North End and returned to Old Trafford in the summer, where he has been learning from the likes of de Gea.
Johnstone had the opportunity to learn from the best goalkeeper in the world and there’s no doubt it would have enhanced his ability, but he’s finally been given the right chance to pick up minutes on a consistent basis, which will be key in him picking up experience moving forward.