United Keepers finding new clubs
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Raimond van der Gouw is being linked with a move to First Division Burnley, who were cruelly denied of a place in the promotion play-offs on the last day of the season.
The veteran Dutchman has not been offered fresh terms at Old Trafford, and may be tempted by a possible switch to Turf Moor, as he seems settled in England.
Paul Rachubka has impressed Charlton Athletic on trial, and the Londoners are contemplating a £200,000 move for the 20-year-old.
It is expected that the deal will be wrapped up within a week, as the youngster seeks a better opportunity of getting more first team involvement, probably as back-up to the highly-rated Dean Kiely.
United are able to off-load a couple of their keepers because Luke Steele has completed his move from Peterborough United for an initial £500,000 fee.
The Posh teenager was on loan with The Red Devils towards the end of last season, and is rated by the London Road club's goalkeeping coach Tony Godden as "the best goalie I've ever seen."
Steele has immediately set his sights on emulating United great Peter Schmeichel, who will be playing in the blue half of Manchester next term.
"He is the best goalkeeper United have ever had," said Steele.
"He was one of the best in the world and, if I can be half as good as him, I will be happy.
"I'm not going to be in the first team in two weeks, but it's about progress, and taking it a step at a time.
"I'll be playing for the Under-19s and in the FA Youth Cup at first, and have to do well in every game.
"Then, one day, I'll hopefully get a chance on the big stage."