NI goalkeeper set to join Manchester United

Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Roy Carroll is set to join Manchester United from Wigan Athletic for a fee of around £2.5 million.

Carroll has already had two dream moves to a Premiership club falter this summer after Leicester and Everton both pulled out of deals for differing reasons.

Although he would have preferred to join either club, thus virtually securing him the coveted No.1 goalkeeping jersey, he was persuaded to move to Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson assured him a chance of first-team football.

Carroll is likely to play understudy to seasoned French international Fabien Barthez, however he may have to wait until the Reds return from their Far East tour at the beginning of next week before officially moving to Old Trafford.

It is understood Carroll has spoken to United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and agreed personal terms.

Twenty three year old Carroll has not gone on Wigan's pre-season tour of Scotland and is due to have a medical at United in the next few days. (MB)

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