Man Utd confirm loan signing of Jack Butland

Butland is now a United player
Butland is now a United player / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan until the end of the season.

The Red Devils had been on the lookout for a backup goalkeeper after Martin Dubravka was recalled from his loan deal early by parent club Newcastle United.

90min confirmed earlier this week that talks had been ongoing between United and Butland's representatives, and now a deal has finally been ironed out.

Speaking to the club's official website after making the move, Butland said: “This is an amazing club and one that I am now proud to represent. I’m really looking forward to working with an unbelievable goalkeeping group, supporting each other every day to create the best training and playing environment for the team.

“I’ve played against David de Gea and represented England alongside Tom Heaton; they are top-class ‘keepers, and I am relishing the opportunity to compete alongside and support them as teammates. There is a lot that this group can achieve this season and I’m excited to play my part in helping everyone to reach these ambitions.”

Butland had been a first-choice Premier League goalkeeper earlier in his career but has been a backup for Crystal Palace in recent years and will take up at similar role at Old Trafford.