Sunderland delighted to sign 'high potential' Jacob Carney after Manchester United release

Jacob Carney did not take long to find a new club after his release from Manchester United.

The young goalkeeper has been snapped up by Sunderland, who are now in League One.

United academy players Ethan Galbraith, Will Fish, Joe Hugill and Charlie McCann were all among those to wish him well on his move.

Carney, 20, is a player who Sunderland are excited to bring in.

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Next step

Sunderland sporting director Kristjaan Speakman told the club website: “Jacob has high potential and he also has a lot of physical development ahead of him.

“He is a technically-gifted goalkeeper and we believe that with the right development programme across our football operation, including exposure to the first-team environment, he has the potential to have a really successful career at Sunderland AFC.”

The move came just too early for Carney to feature in Sunderland’s first pre-season game at the weekend.

He will have to compete to earn a first team spot and he may have to be patient at first.

Carney does already have first team experience, excelling in two loan spells for non-league clubs and then with Northern Irish top flight side Portadown most recently.

The youngster became the third player released by United at the end of June to find a new club already.

The players released by Manchester United on June 30 2021

  1. Sergio Romero

    Signed with Venezia

  2. Joel Pereira

    Signed with RKC Waalwijk

  3. Jacob Carney

    Signed with Sunderland

  4. Iestyn Hughes

    Signed with Leicester City

  5. Mark Helm

    Signed with Burnley

  6. Arnau Puigmal

    Signed with Almeria

  7. Aliou Traore

    Signed with Parma

  8. Max Taylor

    Signed with Rochdale

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