Ex-Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper thanks Owls fans as he announces retirement and Manchester United exit

A former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper has thanked the club and its supporters after announcing his retirement from football.

Thursday, 26th May 2022, 1:22 pm

Lee Grant, 39, has been at Manchester United since 2018, acting as a homegrown back-up stopper and dipping his toe into academy coaching.

He played 145 times for Wednesday across three years – the most he achieved in a single stint with one club in his hugely successful career – and held the number one jersey at Hillsborough between 2007 and 2010.

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Former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant has retired from football.

In a statement on the United website, Grant paid testament to each of the clubs he had played for, including the Owls.

He said: “I’ve been extremely fortunate to play for some amazing clubs, Derby County, Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday, Burnley, Stoke City and now to finish at the pinnacle – Manchester United.

“I’m thankful to each and every club for what they have given to me, each one has shaped me into who I am. The relationship with the supporters of these great clubs will always be one of my most treasured memories.

“Fulfilling a boyhood dream of playing for Manchester United was something I thought was out of reach, so to have achieved that fills me with great pride and emotion!

“Although I haven’t played as many games in the last four years, I’ve given everything to the group every single day on the training pitch and in the dressing room.

“As I move into the next stage of my career, I’m excited and hungry about the beginning of a new journey and the hard work that lies ahead!”