Date: 14th February 2007 at 6:00pm
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On-loan American goalkeeper Tim Howard will not return to Manchester United at the end of the season because Everton signed him on a permanent basis.

Howard impressed for the Toffees during his loan spell and though his mistakes cost Everton dearly in the FA Cup, David Moyes was still keen on Howard.

He will move for an undisclosed fee and signed a contract that will keep him at Goodison Park until 2012.

His United career started impressively in 2003 but he never recovered after his blunder against Porto that knocked us out of he Champions League in 2004. He lost his confidence and never got it back, losing his place to Roy Carroll (that tells something about Howard’s problems). With the arrival of Edwin van der Sar and the signing of Kuszczak and Foster, he must have known he would not have a future at Old Trafford.

Good luck, Tim!