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Sky Sports Scout - Ben Amos

We run the rule over Man United goalkeeper Ben Amos

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Scout Facts:

NAME: Ben Amos
AGE: 22 (10th April 1990)
BORN: Macclesfield, England
POSITION: Goalkeeper
CLUB: Manchester United
FACTS: Released by Crewe aged 10

Sky Sports Scout Ratings:

0-10 - No hoper
11-20 - Should look elsewhere
21-30 - Might not make it
31-40 - Has work to do
41-50 - Keep an eye on him
51-60 - Great prospect
61-70 - On his way to the top
71-80 - Already World-class

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Latest under our scout's gaze is Manchester United's Ben Amos.

The scout reports...

We are back on the goalkeepers this week and we look at Ben Amos, who is the latest young Englishman to impress.

Amos has been with United since the age of 11, but they were not his first club having spent time with Crewe's Academy prior to that - but he was released just a year before sealing a deal with the Red Devils.

He has emerged through the system and in 2008 he was making his first-team debut for United, in a League Cup clash against Middlesbrough.

The following year he was sent on loan for the first time, having spells with Peterborough and Norwegian side Molde.

Amos returned to United, but remained on the fringes of the first-team and following Anders Lindegaard's arrival 2011 he was loaned to Oldham for half the season - where he was first choice and made a big impression.

2012 saw him make his league debut for United, as well as three further appearances in the League Cup as he continued to impress Sir Alex Ferguson and his coaching staff.

Amos's form did not go unnoticed and he was snapped up by Hull City at the start of the season, and became first choice under Steve Bruce.

However, after 19 matches and playing a major role in Hull's bid for the top-flight - United were forced to recall Amos after an injury to Lindegaard.

Amos is now back as third choice at Old Trafford - but clearly there is more to this young keeper than sitting on the bench. Having proven himself at the top of the Championship, he could perhaps be one of the first keepers to make the breakthrough under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The scout says...

Recognised by England at every level from Under-16 to Under-21, Amos is rated highly by a number of people.

His performances for Hull have highlighted what level he is already at, unfortunately for him it looks increasingly likely he may have to leave United to maintain his aim of Premier League football.

The Scout rating...

Handling: 8 out of 10

Kicking: 7 out of 10

Agility: 8 out of 10

Judgement: 8 out of 10

Positioning: 7 out of 10

Shot-stopping: 8 out of 10

Current ability: 7 out of 10

Potential ability : 10 out of 10


Current value: £3million

Potential value: £20million

Your opinion...

You have read our opinion of Ben Amos - now we want your views. Have you seen Amos in action? Do you agree with our assessment? Do you think he will make it?

Get in touch, either using the form below, email or the scout's Twitter feed - @skysportsscout

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