Amos mulling over United career

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Amos: United keeper will know his future within the next two weeks

Manchester United rookie goalkeeper Ben Amos has admitted he is weighing up his long-term future at Old Trafford.

Edwin van der Sar's decision to retire from football at the end of last season may have caused the youngster to believe more first-team opportunities might have been in the offing this term.

Anders Lindegaard provided the back up to the Dutch legend last term, but the arrival of David De Gea from Atletico Madrid for £18million summer has prompted Amos to consider his career.

Sir Alex Ferguson has given him the opportunity to make two appearances on their pre-season tour of North America, but once the combat of the Premier League begins it is unlikely he will feature.

Prospect

And it is a prospect that has prompted him to think about leaving the United.

"It is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make and I am still thinking about it now. I do see an opportunity there."

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"It is a decision like you would not believe," said Amos.

"It is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make and I am still thinking about it now. I do see an opportunity there.

"If I perform to the right level, anything can happen. The manager could throw me in. At the same time, I am risking not getting the game time I desperately need. I am weighing up the options and we will see what happens."

Amos is scheduled to have a meeting with United goalkeeping coach Eric Steel on his return from America to discuss his future.

Career

And the United youngster believes it could just take someone to show that leap of faith in him to take his career to that next level.

"I am sure it will become obvious over the next couple of weeks," he added.

"You can progress. You need that break sometimes and someone to stick with you when you have made a few mistakes.

"It's there with David. He has played two seasons in La Liga. That kind of experience at such a young age is critical."