Jack Butland is one guy who will almost surely not be at Old Trafford next season.
Butland was signed on loan by the Red Devils in January when it was decided that Martin Dubravka would return to parent club Newcastle United after making only one appearance in the first half of the season.
Butland made 0 appearances for United, primarily serving as an emergency backup, with Tom Heaton, frequently picked in the matchday squad.
He will, however, be eager to restart a career that has stalled since going to Crystal Palace from Stoke City, and it appears that Rangers will provide him with the opportunity to do so.
Butland has decided to join the Scottish Premier League giants, according to reliable reporter Fabrizio Romano.
He has accepted a deal and passed a physical, and will be playing for Ibrox next season.
“Goalkeeper Jack Butland has completed his medical as a new Rangers player today — done deal, the contract agreed,” Romano wrote on CaughtOffside’s Daily Briefing.
“Butland joins as a free agent from Crystal Palace after his loan spell at Manchester United came to an end.”
Manchester United is reported to have pondered keeping Butland at the club in order for him to serve as a backup.
However, while United is short on goalkeepers and Butland’s home-grown background makes him helpful for squad registration regulations, it was never going to be a good match.
The new Rangers player is still only 30 years old and wants to play regularly, whereas Manchester United is looking for a player who can give a more serious challenge to David de Gea.