by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s new goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic will arrive in Manchester this summer as an U20s World Cup winner after Serbia’s victory over Brazil in the final.

Despite Andreas Pereira‘s world class equaliser, Brazil weren’t able to win and a last minute winner from Serbia in extra time finished the game.

Milinkovic, 18, may not have played a single minute in the tournament but Serbia’s No.1 Predrag Rajkovic won the Golden Gloves award given to the best goalkeeper, so Milinkovic would have gained invaluable experience from simply being involved.

As the Serbian was immediately loaned back to FK Vojvodina after being signed by United last summer, he is something of an unknown entity at this stage but winning the U20s World Cup is certainly the perfect preparation for him ahead of completing the move.


United already have promising young goalkeepers such as Joel Castro Pereira and Kieran O’Hara in the academy teams but Milinkovic will now come in and offer some competition for places, which should help everybody improve.


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