Macclesfield Town have signing promising Irish goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara on loan from Manchester United for the upcoming season. The 22-year-old joins the League Two outfit having spent last season developing at United with the U23s.
The signing of veteran keeper Lee Grant has pushed O'Hara further down the pecking order in Manchester, but prior to the move being announced O'Hara told Man United's official website he was hopeful of securing a loan move in order to develop more as a player:
Hopefully, I will go out on loan to gain some valuable experience that way.
Clearly, it's down to the coaching staff and the [Under-23s] manager. Ricky [Sbragia], Nicky Butt and, obviously, the manager will decide what they think is best for me and my development.
But, like I say, next season, I think I'll be ready to go out on loan to gain valuable experience in the league and really kick on.
A loan wouldn't be anything new to me. I've had loan spells before and they really helped me and pushed me to where I am now. Hopefully, it will improve my experience even more and I can learn more game management and things like that.
I feel it's definitely about getting that experience of playing in the league, week in and week out, in front of fans in stadiums and really pushing towards the point of playing in competitive divisions and gaining experience from all different things that maybe you don't get in the Under-23s.
Manchester born O'Hara has 12 caps for the Ireland U21 team and was drafted into Jose Mourinho's match day squad back in February of last season for United's match against Chelsea, though the young stopper is yet to make his competitive bow for the club.