Manchester United young goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara has officially joined Stockport after it was deemed that he is unlikely to make the grade at Old Trafford after a frustrating few years in the youth set-up.
O’Hara, 19 has played just three junior games for Manchester United in the three seasons and made his debut for the National League North side on Tuesday night’s defeat to Solihull.
O’Hara turned professional in the summer of 2014 but spent the majority of the 2014-15 as an unused substitute, appearing in behind-closed-doors friendlies before he appeared in the Manchester derby defeat at City in United’s last game of the U21; 3-1.
The young goalkeeper helped the Red Devils at the Aegon future Cup earlier in his fledging career and helped the team progress to the final, losing out to host Ajax on penalties. He has gone on loan to Trafford FC which provided invaluable experience and showed he is capable of progressing at United.
He is a young goalkeeper, but he would be facing stiff competition for a place in the United number one spot; he would have to face Sam Johnstone when the time to claim the number one spot comes. For now, David Degea and Sergio Romero occupy the top two slots in the United goalkeeping hierarchy.
For now, gaining experience on loan at Stockport and developing , should be the major concern for O’Hara as he is only 19 years with lots of time ahead of him to blossom at the Theatre of Dreams.