Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant announces retirement from football at age of 39. Grant joined the United in 2018 having previously played for Derby County, Burnley, Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday, and Stoke City, tallying up over 500 appearances career appearances.
“After 511 appearances, I’ve decided it’s the right time to move into the next stage of my career,” he said in a statement.
“There have been so many fun moments mixed in with the odd challenge, but I’m grateful for each and every one. Fulfilling a boyhood dream of playing for Manchester United was something I thought was out of reach, so to have achieved that fills me with great pride and emotion!”
“Although I haven’t played as many games in the last four years, I’ve given everything to the group every single day on the training pitch and in the dressing room. The opportunity to join the biggest club in the world was one I could never turn down and I’m so grateful for the lessons learned and the friends I’ve gained.”
“The opportunity to challenge, set standards, and ultimately learn from some truly exceptional players and staff has been so valuable.”
The 39-year-old has featured twice for the Red Devils, making his debut against Derby in the 2018/19 League Cup third round at Old Trafford.