Manchester United Goalkeeper Signs New Contract

38-year old Tom Heaton extends his stay at Manchester United with a new one-year contract.
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Tom Heaton has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United, extending his stay at the club as announced by Manchester United. The 38-year-old goalkeeper initially came through United's Academy and rejoined the club in 2021 and eventually made his senior debut later that year in a UEFA Champions League match against Young Boys.

During the 2022-2023 season, Heaton played vital roles in United's League Cup victories over Charlton Athletic and Nottingham Forest, keeping clean sheets in both matches. However, the United No. 3 didn’t see any action during the last campaign. Reflecting on his new contract, Heaton expressed his excitement and readiness for the upcoming season. "I am delighted to continue my stay at my boyhood club," Heaton told club media. "I still feel in great shape and am ready to offer whatever the squad needs throughout the season ahead."

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Heaton is with the England squad in Germany, serving as a training goalkeeper to assist Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale, and former Manchester United player Dean Henderson as they prepare for a quarter-final clash with Switzerland at Euro 2024. Despite offers from other clubs, Heaton chose to remain at United to compete with Andre Onana and Altay Bayindir, emphasizing his desire to continue playing at the highest level.

"For me, it’s all about feel. I still feel bang at it, still feel good," Heaton told the PA news agency when asked if he intends to retire at the start of the Euro 2024. "Certainly no thoughts about that. While I still feel good, I’ll still be champing at the bit."

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