Manchester United prepared to double player’s wages to fend off interest from Scottish club

Manchester United reportedly want to sign goalkeeper Jack Butland permanently this summer.

According to The Sun, the Red Devils are prepared to double the wages being offered by Rangers in a bid to keep Butland’s services as backup to David de Gea next season.

The 30-year-old has spent the season on loan at Old Trafford from fellow Premier League rivals Crystal Palace but is yet to make his debut between the sticks, despite De Gea’s fluctuating form and costly errors.

Erik ten Hag retains full confidence in the Spaniard, who is one of the longest-serving Reds in the squad.

Stretty News’ verdict

It seems strange to keep Butland on a permanent deal given the fact he’s not even made an appearance since signing in January. As well as that, Dean Henderson’s return from Nottingham Forest is imminent and he also provides experience in the top flight, as well as boasting academy graduate status.

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