Manchester United continues to revamp its goalkeeping department with the signing of 20-year-old goalkeeper Kie Plumley.
Plumley’s arrival at the club comes after his release from Oxford United at the conclusion of the previous season, a period during which he gained valuable experience through several loan spells.
Although Plumley did not make any senior appearances during his tenure with Oxford, he did earn a place on the bench seven times while representing the League One club.
As a lifelong Manchester United supporter, Plumley has fulfilled a dream by joining the club. His journey also included beneficial loan spells with lower league teams Weston-super-Mare and Beaconsfield, contributing to his development as a goalkeeper.
Plumley’s role in the upcoming season is expected to be that of a backup in United’s youth squads. He has been registered as one of the eligible U21 players on the club’s Premier League squad list.
Notably, Manchester United boasts a total of 56 eligible youngsters on their list, so Plumley’s inclusion does not necessarily indicate senior team involvement during his tenure with the club.
The goalkeeper position at United has witnessed significant changes in recent months, including the departure of David de Gea, the sale of Dean Henderson, and the acquisitions of Andre Onana and Altay Bayindir. Additionally, the club has transferred young goalkeepers Nathan Bishop and Matej Kovar.