In a surprising turn of events, free-agent goalkeeper Joe Lewis is currently honing his skills with Premier League powerhouse Manchester United after parting ways with Scottish club Aberdeen earlier this summer.
The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath, reporting on X, sheds light on the unexpected collaboration, highlighting Manchester United’s tendency to welcome experienced players, both for depth and potential coaching roles.
The likes of Lee Grant, Tom Huddlestone, Paul McShane, Tom Heaton, and more recently Jonny Evans have all joined the Red Devils beyond the age of 30 in recent years.
Now, Joe Lewis finds himself in a similar situation, exploring the opportunity to align with Manchester United.
At 36 years old, Lewis, with previous stints at Fulham, Norwich City, and Cardiff, bid farewell to Aberdeen after a commendable seven-year tenure at Pittodrie.
According to McGrath, Lewis is diligently “training with Man United’s academy” to regain peak fitness.
While some players transition to coaching, it appears that Lewis has set his sights on a different path. Herald Sport reveals his aspirations to become an agent once he decides to hang up his gloves.
Despite this, with Lewis eager to extend his playing career for another season, the prospect of him assuming a role as the third or fourth-choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford cannot be ruled out, especially if Tom Heaton pursues opportunities elsewhere, considering interest from various EFL clubs.
Reflecting on Lewis’s departure, Aberdeen’s manager Barry Robson expressed gratitude for his colossal contributions, both on and off the pitch.
Lewis, an outstanding goalkeeper and exemplary professional, is now poised for a potential new chapter, and Robson extended his personal thanks and best wishes for Lewis’s future endeavors.