Young goalkeeper Jacob Carney has sealed a move to the Spanish third division after a brief return to Manchester United.

Jacob Carney was a surprise name on the Manchester United under-21s bench for an August game against Leeds, played at Old Trafford.

The former Red Devils academy goalkeeper was back at Manchester United on trial after two years at Sunderland.

The free agent was reported via The MEN to have ‘impressed’ on his return to Carrington.

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Jacob Carney signs for Castellon

Jacob Carney was even pictured on transfer deadline day at Carrington, joining the goalkeeping group as new signing Altay Bayindir took part in his first training session.

However, Carney won’t be signing a deal back at Manchester United. He is heading to Spain.

Carney has signed a deal with Spanish third division side Castellon.

Castellon’s official website announced the 22-year-old’s signing, and claims Carney had the option to stay at Manchester United.

The report says: “Carney completed the entire preseason with the Red Devils first team and who had the option of staying in their reserve team.”

First team football

This ties up one of the loose ends with regard to Manchester United’s transfer activity after the deadline passed.

It was still possible Carney would sign for extra goalkeeping depth as a free agent.

However, it is probably better for him to move on, and play first team football in Spain, than be a back-up at under-21 level.

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