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Jack Butland’s record against Manchester United including clean sheet against Louis van Gaal’s side

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Jack Butland became Manchester United’s first signing of the January transfer window when he joined on loan from Crystal Palace this week.

Butland could make his first United appearance in the EFL Cup quarter-final against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night.

He may be awaiting his maiden game in the famous shirt, but he is no stranger to facing United and we checked out his record against the Red Devils on Transfermarkt.

Butland record against Manchester United

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Butland has faced United four times across his career, all of them with Stoke City while they were in the Premier League.

He played the full 90 minutes home and away against United in the 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons, when we were managed by Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho respectively.

He missed both games in the 2016/17 campaign due to a fractured ankle. Both of them ended 1-1 and Lee Grant produced a masterclass in the home clash, and of course went on to sign for United.

Butland’s first appearance against United saw him secure his only win, keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 home victory for Stoke.

That game is perhaps most memorable for Memphis Depay’s incredibly poor headed backpass, which allowed the hosts to open the scoring.

In the return game that season, Butland made his first appearance at Old Trafford and suffered a 3-0 defeat thanks to goals from Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Wayne Rooney.

In 2017/18, Butland helped Stoke earn a 2-2 draw at home before suffering another 3-0 loss at Old Trafford.

So he will be hoping for a first Old Trafford victory on Tuesday night if he does get the nod to start.

Martin Dubravka played in the previous round, although he looked shaky and nervous in his final appearance before his loan spell ended.

Butland has not played at all this term, after an injury he suffered in pre-season, which seems to have prevented him joining United in the summer, as per the Athletic.

He is fully fit now, but it just remains to be seen if Ten Hag throws him straight into an important game or whether he has to wait for his debut.

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