Manchester United signs Tom Heaton for free – OFFICIAL. Heaton grew up as one of the Red Devils’ academy picks between 2002 and 2005. But was unable to intervene for Manchester United’s first team before being released. With Cardiff City in 2010, using the period between 2005-2010 playing for the team in the battle Championship, League One, League Two and the Belgian League 2nd Division under loan.
“For me, having the opportunity to come back to the team after spending 13 years here as a young player is a great feeling. I am thrilled to be able to start in defense for the team,” Heaton said in his debut for United.
“I see it as a great opportunity when I can still leverage toughness to help the team. I’m looking forward to getting back on the field again. I feel very fit and can’t wait to work with my team-mates goalkeeper.”