England international Jack Butland has admitted that he would deal with a move to Manchester United, should an opportunity arise in the future. The 24-year-old put in a stellar performance between the sticks for Stoke City on Saturday as they ran 1-0 victors over Arsenal.
David de Gea’s future at Old Trafford has been the subject of constant speculation with a recent report suggesting that Jose Mourinho could permit his exit at the end of the current campaign.
Following the Potters’ 1-0 triumph over Arsenal, Butland joined the pundits in the BT Sport studio, where he was posed a few questions tweeted in by the viewers. Out of them, he was asked whether he would fancy the opportunity to replace De Gea in the future, to which he responded in a jovial mood.
Reluctant to initially speak on the situation, Butland admitted that he is content with his stay at the Bet365 Stadium, but would deal with the chance if it comes around, he told BT Sport h/t The Express: “No, no (I don’t want to answer that on live TV). Like I said I’m really happy here and if that opportunity ever came round it’s something you’ve got to deal with at the time.”
De Gea has two years left on his existing deal at Old Trafford, and it does not look like he will leave the club anytime soon with Jose Mourinho having built up a squad capable of making progress on all four fronts. Manchester United have made a great start to their Premier League campaign with successive 4-0 victories over West Ham United and Swansea City, and this sees them at the top of the standings.