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Sergio Romero signs new Manchester United contract

Sergio Romero signs new Manchester United contract

16/07/2017 at 19:46Updated 16/07/2017 at 22:52

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has signed a contract extension, tying him to Old Trafford until 2021.

Romero, 30, joined United on a free transfer in 2015 and has largely featured as David De Gea’s understudy.

However, the Argentinian was selected ahead of the Spaniard for the Europa League final triumph over Ajax in May and has now committed his future to the club. He told United's official website:

"Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world? We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other. Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final, and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season’s success in 2017/18."
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero celebrates with the trophy and the team

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero celebrates with the trophy and the teamGetty Images

Romero has played 28 times for United, with just six of those appearances coming in the Premier League.

"Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional. He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success," United boss Jose Mourinho added.

"Sergio deserves his contract, and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role."

Real Madrid are reportedly primed to make another bid for David De Gea, although United are likely to rebuff their advances unless a suitable replacement becomes available.

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