Manchester United stopper aiming for new heights

Manchester United goalkeeper, Ben Amos, has had a boost in morale after making his first Premier League start late last month and is now setting his sights on the No. 1 jersey.

The stopper kept a clean sheet in his side’s 2-0 victory against Stoke City just over a month ago and is hoping to continue his progression by taking advantage of the uncertainty surrounding ‘keeper selection at Old Trafford.

Amos appears to be third choice for the position at the moment with summer signing David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard apparently sharing the majority of starting XI action.

However, both goalkeepers have shown inconsistency at times and England Under-21 player Amos isn’t prepared to take a backseat.

Speaking to the official Manchester United website, Amos was asked where he saw himself in five years’ time, answering: “I hope I’m No.1 here at United, that’s my aim. I hope to be playing week in, week out. I’ll be 26 then and I guess I’ll be in my prime. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do. When people started to ask me what I wanted to do as a job, it was to play for United.”

The 21 year-old added: “I saw Peter Schmeichel playing and I had my mind set on it from then. I think I’ve worked too hard not to be patient and obviously you don’t want to give up on your dream.”

Despite the trio playing for the same side, Amos, Lindegaard and de Gea are in competition with one another for places.

When asked about the rivalry, Amos stated: “We’re all good friends and obviously when we begin training we’ll have a laugh and joke but, when it comes to the actual work, we’re competing with each other. We all encourage and drive each other on to get the best out of each other while still going for the same shirt.”

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