Manchester United have confirmed that they have sent young goalkeeper Ben Amos to Hull City on a season-long loan in order to try and gain some vital first team experience.

The 22-year-old is clearly highly thought of at Old Trafford after being rewarded with a new three-year contract at the end of last season, despite struggling to force his way into the first team.

Amos may have believed he would have a chance of making some appearaes for United last summer, but he then saw manager Sir Alex Ferguson sign David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard who have competed for the number one shirt.

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Ben Amos moves from Manchester United to Hull City on season-long loan [Reuters] Reuters

De Gea is in fact one-year younger than Amos and has seemingly secured his position as first choice for a number of years to come after an impressive first season in which he came through a few difficult moments to eventually shine.

Amos has been training with Manchester United during pre-season but will now link up with Hull City who are ready to embark on their own pre-season tour of Portugal.

There will be competition for the English youngster as Hull manager Steve Bruce has also signed Eldin Jakupovic and the duo will look to impress their new boss before the start of the new season which kicks off on Saturday August 11.

Hull's first fixture is against Rotherham and Amos will be hoping to force his way into the side after making a total of seven appearances for Manchester United in his time with the Premier League club.

The 6ft 3" keeper has previously enjoyed loan spells at Peterborough, Molde and Olham, while he has been a regular for England at youth level.