Ex-England U21 star 'joins' Man Utd training after months without a club

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There is a new face around Carrington despite Manchester United's quiet January transfer window.

Manchester United fans may notice a rather unfamiliar face at Carrington over the coming weeks, with a free agent currently training with Erik ten Hag's men. The Red Devils did not welcome any new faces during the January transfer window, but there is one player who has joined in team training.

Goalkeeper Joe Lewis has been offered a training spot with United having been left without a team since last summer. The 36-year-old left Aberdeen after seven years, racking up as many as 271 league appearances along the way.

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Lewis previously played for Cardiff City, where he was a back-up keeper during his three-year stay, making just one league appearance, but he made his name with Peterborough United before that, winning three promotions in all with Posh.

The veteran keeper has now been allowed to train alongside Andre Onana, Tom Heaton and Altay Bayindir as he looks to get up to speed in a bid to find a club. According to the Daily Star, there is no indication that Lewis is in contention to win a permanent team with United, and he is only training as he looks to get signed up elsewhere.

Upon leaving Aberdeen last summer, Lewis said: "I've got so many good memories here at Aberdeen, both on and off the field, and I've made many friends within the club, so it feels quite emotional to be moving. I have no regrets; I've always tried my hardest every time I wore the shirt and I'm enormously proud to have captained the club and played as many games as I did.

"The supporters took to me immediately and during the last seven years have stuck with me through thick and thin so I'd sincerely like to thank them. The people of Aberdeen in general have been so welcoming to my family so whilst we'll be leaving the city, we won't be strangers."

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