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Manchester United want Columbus Crew goalkeeper Patrick Schulte

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Columbus Crew goalkeeper Patrick Schulte ahead of the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

However, Arsenal are also keen on the 23-year-old who has established himself as one of the best goalies in Major League Soccer after an impressive debut campaign in 2023.

The Red Devils and the Gunners have been impressed by his performances and are expected to be joined by other European suitors keen to lure the American away.

Schulte helped Crew win the MLS Cup last December and has since been rewarded with a call-up to the United States squad.

Man United have scouted him extensively as they prepare for life without third-choice goalie Tom Heaton.

The former Burnley star turns 38 in April and could be released at the end of the campaign after manager Erik ten Hag refused to sell him despite bringing in Turkish international Altay Bayindir as cover for Andre Onana last summer.

The Cameroonian has been in splendid form since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations in February, following a tough start to his Man United career earlier in the campaign.

However, the Red Devils still want someone capable of keeping the former Inter Milan star on his toes and giving him a run for his money.

Schulte, who has been dubbed ‘outstanding’ by Columbus Crew head coach Wilfried Nancy, fits the bill given his talents and huge potential.

He made 90 saves in 31 appearances last year, keeping seven clean sheets and conceding 43 goals.

A move to the Premier League would be tempting to the youngster, but he will likely prefer to join a club where he is guaranteed the starting berth and could snub Man United.