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Sergio Romero has signed a contract extension with Manchester United, keeping him at the club until 2021 with the option of extending another year. The Argentine was an important part of United’s Europa League squad, which thumped Ajax in the finals at Stockholm to win the title.

The goalkeeper’s contract was set to expire next season, but now he has signed a new long-term deal and is set to compete with David de Gea and youngster Joel Pereira for game time next season.

On signing the new deal Romero said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. 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.”

United boss Jose Mourinho showed his trust in Romero the previous season, preferring him over De Gea in the Semi-Final and final clashes of the Europa League. The Portuguese has hailed the Argentina number one as a great goalkeeper and professional, on the eve of his renewal the manager said “Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional. He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success. Sergio deserves his contract, and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role.”

Romero is yet to feature in the Pre season US tour of United. He is likely to play in the club’s next fixture against Real Salt Lake.

First Published | 17 July 2017 3:21 PM
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