Despite being at a fairly elevated age, Stoke City’s Lee Grant it has only been recent when he managed to make a true impact at the big stage as the English shot-stopper was without doubt the best player during Stoke City’s recent Premier League match against Manchester United which concluded with a 1-1 draw as both clubs had to settle with 1 point after the encounter reached it’s completion.
Lee Grant is a player that was initially signed as a back-up player as he was snatched up with the objective of serving as someone who could perform only during the period of time when Jack Butland was injured, this signing was completed on August 31 of 2016 but it wasn’t until a few days ago that Grant was able to prove that he can be someone much more important than just a substitute player who has only been able to make 2 appearances in the 7 opening Premier League matches of the season.
On October 2 of the ongoing year, Stoke City travelled to Old Trafford as they locked horns with Manchester United and even though the team of Jose Mourinho had the upper hand in everything, it still wasn’t enough for Manchester United to claim the triumph and the biggest reason of why the home team failed to win was because of Lee Grant’s memorable performance.
It was during this match where Lee Grant stood out and from there on out, the veteran shot-stopper has started a wave of notoriety as he has been reaching the headlines of websites and this is all thanks to his amazing performance.
The head coach of Stoke City, Mark Hughes also praised Lee Grant as the tactician said:
“He is a confident guy and we all saw his confidence this afternoon, which is just what you need when you come and play at Old Trafford. He is enjoying his time here, getting opportunities that maybe he didn’t think he would have and he is taking those chances with both hands.”
Lee Grant was initially signed on a 6 months loan deal from Derby County but with this superb performance, it might lead to the Premier League club offering him a longer stay.