Ben Amos: Man Utd goalkeeper expects exit after Bolton loan

Ben Amos
Ben Amos has not played a first-team game for Man Utd since January 2012

On-loan Bolton goalkeeper Ben Amos expects to leave Manchester United in the summer when his contract expires.

The 24-year-old is in his second month with Wanderers and has conceded just three goals in his five starts.

Amos has made seven first-team appearances for the Reds, and has also spent time on loan at Carlisle, Hull, Oldham and Peterborough.

"You could say Victor Valdes' arrival was the final nail in the coffin," said the Macclesfield-born player.

Amos and Anders Lindegaard were the back-ups to first-choice David De Gea before former Barcelona keeper Valdes was given a contract by United.

"Pre-season, I was told I was number two. With the cup games, if I'd got a sniff of that, that would have made it worthwhile sticking around for.

"As soon as Victor was brought in, I was essentially demoted to fourth really - you've got to move on," Amos added.

"Being 24, I can leave on a Bosman so that gives me a little bit more flexibility of where I can go.

"I'll assess the options in the summer, see what is about and see what the best thing for me is."