Football NewsButland’s 2017 Tweet on “Never Move to be a No.2” Resurfaces After He Completes His Loan Move to Man United
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Butland is left red-faced as his now-deleted tweet from 2017 resurfaces in which he said that he would ‘NEVER move to be a No 2’ despite the fact that he is scheduled to offer backup for David de Gea. 

After completing his loan move to Manchester United, Jack Butland has found himself in hot water because of a tweet that he posted in 2017 but has since deleted. In the tweet, Butland said that he would “never be satisfied” serving as a backup goalkeeper.

Butland has moved from Crystal Palace to Manchester United on a loan until the end of the current campaign, and it appears that he will serve as David de Gea’s backup during this time.

On the other hand, back in 2012, he was questioned on Twitter about whether or not he would contemplate moving to Old Trafford in order to play a supporting role to the Spanish shot-stopper.

Butland gave the following response: “Would never relocate to be a number 2!”

Since then, the 29-year-response old’s has been removed; however, it has been brought to light again as a result of his transfer to the red side of Manchester.

Butland, who made his debut for England’s national team when he was still a teenager in 2012, was once considered to be the goalkeeper of the future for England.

However, he has only nine international caps to his name, and he hasn’t played for the Three Lions since 2018.

His playing time at club level has also been restricted in recent years, as evidenced by the fact that he has only made 10 appearances in the league for Palace since making the move to the club from Stoke in October 2020.

Because Vicente Guaita is the primary goalkeeper for Patrick Vieira’s team, he has not logged a single minute of playing time this season.

Because Butland has had very limited playing time at Selhurst Park over the past two years, it is difficult to imagine him dethroning Butland in the near future. This may indicate that he has shifted his perspective since 2017 on his place within a squad.