Manchester United have made an official statement paying tribute to Jack Butland after the England international goalkeeper sealed a switch to Rangers.

The Red Devils took to their official channels to pay tribute to the 30-year-old stopper, who has just spent the last six months on loan at Old Trafford.

Having been signed as a back-up to David de Gea, Jack Butland joined Manchester United on loan from Crystal Palace in the January window but he failed to make a single appearance for his boyhood club.

Manchester United pay Jack Butland tribute

In a statement released to supporters, United paid tribute to the goalkeeper as “a welcome addition to our goalkeeping department” who added “top-flight and international experience” to the squad.

“On-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Jack Butland will join Scottish giants Rangers on a permanent transfer upon the conclusion of his terms at Old Trafford,” reads the statement.

“The 30-year-old has spent the second half of the season with the Reds after completing a temporary switch from parent club Crystal Palace in January.

“Butland’s move to Rangers, on a four-year deal, will become effective on 1 July, the day after his United contract expires.

“The shot-stopper did not make an appearance for the Reds during his short stay in M16 but was a welcome addition to our goalkeeping department, adding further top-flight and international experience for a busy period in the season.

“Jack was named in Erik ten Hag’s matchday squad on 20 occasions, being involved across our Europa League, Emirates FA Cup and Premier League campaigns, as well as being present at Wembley Stadium for our triumph in the Carabao Cup final.

“He was on the bench for the FA Cup final defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

“We would like to thank Jack for all of his efforts as a Red and wish him the very best of luck for the future.“

Given Jack Butland is a boyhood Manchester United fan, the Rangers-bound goalkeeper also took to Twitter to send a message of appreciation to the club for his six-month stint.

Rangers have tied Jack Butland down on a four-year deal with the goalkeeper becoming the fifth signing of the Michael Beale era at Ibrox.

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