Lee Grant has signed a new contract at Manchester United to keep him at the club until the end of next season.
The former Stoke City player of the season made the surprise move to Old Trafford in the summer of 2018 and has deputised David de Gea, making an appearance in the League Cup and Europa League.
The 37-year-old, who had not played in the Premier League before he joined Stoke from Derby in 2016 as emergency cover for injured Jack Butland, is currently recovering from an arm injury and hopes to be fit again before the end of the season.
He is also learning the ropes as a coach as he navigates what he describes himself as the tail-end of his career.
“I love being here and clearly somebody likes me being here also, so it’s good to have it sorted,” he said in an interview for the Man Utd website.
“I’m just looking forward to being part of next year and part of watching the football club grow and move forward, which for me, has been happening clearly over the last 18 months anyway. But seeing those seeds that have been planted and getting the chance to hopefully see the fruits of that next year will be nice.
“Obviously, I’m very much used to it now because I’m at the tail-end of my career and it’s kind of normal to be in those situations [having a contract run down].
“It happens in every footballer’s life, it’s part of it, coming to the end of contracts and time at a football club and not not knowing where you find yourself. So, sometimes, the instability can be unsettling. Fortunately for me, it’s another year sorted and it gives me the opportunity to plan ahead and get cracking.
“Of course, I’m not after any sympathy, I don’t think anyone else does, but it does throw up challenges when you’ve got family and living situations to sort out, so I’m delighted to be able to really focus on my work.”