Howard may have more competition

Howard may have more competition

US international keeper Tim Howard may face an increased selection headache following the news that Manchester United have noted interest in bringing in another stopper.

Howard has lost his place as the starting keeper at Old Trafford, while Rennes’ Andreas Isaksson, Sebastien Frey and Carlos Kameni all attracting interest.

Howard’s slide from grace has seen Roy Carroll take over in the United first team, and the Northern Ireland international impressed in Sunday’s win over Arsenal.

However, it appears that Sir Alex Ferguson, who once described Carroll as the perfect substitute keeper, is keen to bring in another custodian.

Frey has been linked with The Red Devils for some time and commented at the weekend that he knew of United’s interest.

However, United are also taking a close look at Espanyol’s Kameni – with goalkeeper coach Tony Coton in attendance for the Catalan derby against Barcelona.

Cameroon international Kameni has insisted that he would prefer to stay in the Spanish league, where he has quickly won rave reviews.

Finally, Sweden international Isaksson who only moved to the French league in the summer, is flattered to be linked with United.

The Rennes star told Sportbladet that he would not pass up the chance to move to one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“When you get a chance like that you have got to take it,” admitted Isaksson.

“It would not be wrong to play there but right at the moment it is Rennes that matters.

“I am happy at Rennes. It is hard to find a club with this degree of faith in you.

“I am pleased with my displays so far and have developed a lot.”

Original Article written by Sky Sports

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