New Rangers signing Jack Butland has spoken out after being presented to the media in Glasgow.
Jack Butland joined Rangers on a free transfer after his contract at Crystal Palace expired.
There had been claims from the Scottish Sun that Manchester United could offer Butland a lucrative contract to provide cover as a back-up.
Whether this happened or not, Butland made his mind up in early June to put pen to paper on a deal with Rangers.
Jack Butland on Manchester United spell
Jack Butland did not play a single minute during his loan spell at Manchester United. He joined in the January transfer window, after Martin Dubravka’s loan spell was terminated.
For stretches of his time at the club, Butland was third choice, only being promoted to second choice when Tom Heaton was injured.
Butland was on the bench for the FA Cup final, and admits he began to miss playing regularly.
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Speaking to BBC Sport: “Joining Manchester United was a great opportunity to play for the club I supported as a kid and learn from the best but you realise how much you miss playing.
“Rangers had always been there for a few years, it never got to the point where I had a decision to make and this summer it got to that point and it wasn’t a difficult decision.”
We wish Butland well at Rangers and can’t fault him for making his decision. The opportunity to be Rangers’ number one was obviously an attractive one.
At 30-years-old, Butland is too young to consign himself to the role of a back-up. If he passed on this chance, another one like this would not have presented itself, as clubs would have questioned his motivation to actually play games.
Butland has just spent one season sitting on the sidelines, he now has an opportunity to test himself and put the coaching he received at Manchester United, into action.