The swapping of Old Trafford for Goodison Park was disappointing for the player and fans alike after he started his Red Devils career in such fine form.
His form dipped in the second half of the 2004-05 campaign and would eventually find himself replaced by Roy Carroll after a few high profile blunders. The most famous of these saw Manchester United against FC Porto in the Champions league Round of 16.
However, Manchester United released Carroll, and it appeared Howard was set to be his first choice in 2005-06. This was not the case, as manager Sir Alex Ferguson brought in Edwin van der Sar, and Howard would spend the season rooted on the bench.
The next season saw Howard loaned to Everton. The deal would become permanent during the season under cloudy circumstances.
Howard became firmly entrenched as the first-choice goalkeeper upon his arrival to the blue half of Merseyside. Everton have finished no lower than eight in the league since Howard's arrival.
The New Jersey native signed a contract extension in March that will keep him at Everton until 2016.
Here is a look at Howard's top 10 Everton performances to date.