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In profile: Ben Amos

1 July 2015

All the key points you need to know about the Whites' new shot-stopper

  • Benjamin Paul Amos was born in Macclesfield on April 10 1990.

  • Although now a goalkeeper, the 25-year-old originally started out as a central-midfielder for local side Bollington United. An injury to the club’s first-choice keeper one week saw him go in goal as he was their tallest player.

  • A student at Fallibroome High School, Amos has 11 A-C grade GCSEs.

  • Originally on the books of Crewe Alexandra, he signed for childhood club Manchester United when 11-years of age.

  • He made his Red Devils Under-18s debut against Bolton in October 2005, before establishing himself as the youngsters’ first-choice keeper the following. However, a dislocated shoulder would rule him out of United’s FA Youth Cup Final defeat to Liverpool.

  • Included in the Manchester United squad for their pre-season tour of South Africa, Amos later made his competitive debut for the club against Middlesbrough in the League Cup in September 2008.

  • Amos is a World Champion, having been an unused substitute for Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over Liga de Quito in the 2008 World Club Championships Final.

  • He has also made eight appearances for Norwegian side Molde FK after finishing the 2009/10 campaign on loan at then Manchester United Under-21s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s former club.

  • Prior to last year’s loan move to Macron Stadium, the keeper had also enjoyed temporary stints with Oldham Athletic, Hull City and Carlisle United.

  • Handed his Champions League debut against Valencia at Old Trafford in December 2010, Amos made his Premier League little over a year later at home to Stoke City in January 2012.

  • After joining Wanderers on loan in January 2015, he made nine appearances during his time at Macron Stadium, keeping two clean sheets, while his performances between the sticks also saw him voted the club’s Player of the Month for March by supporters.

  • Amos has also represented England at every age-group from under-16s to under-21s, winning three caps for the latter.
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