Tim Howard is an American International goalkeeper that is on loan from Manchester United for a season. Howard has spent 3 seasosn in England now however he didn’t manage one whole game in the Premiership last season so felt a move was necessary if only for one season to play some games. Howard was voted the best goalkeeper in the Premiership in his first full season in England in 2003/4 and most people believed Manchester United had finally found the successor to Peter Schmeichal. However Howard suffered from a loss of form in the next season and couldn’t replicate the previous seasons displays. With the arrival of the Dutch number 1 Edwin van der Sar Howard’s chances to show what he can do were severly limited in the 2005/6 season.
With Nigel Martyn’s future in doubt because of injury Everton felt they needed a new first choice goalie and believe with a goalkeeper of Tim Howards calibre it was too good a chance to turn down even if it ends up Howards only season at Goodison Park.