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Sergio Romero signed a new agreement to let him in Manchester United until 2021

Sergio Romero has signed a new long-term deal at Manchester United.

The Argentina international goalkeeper was set to be out of contract next summer, but will now stay until at least 2021. He helped United win the Europa League last season, starting both legs of the semifinal against Celta Vigo and the final against Ajax in Stockholm.

He is set to compete with David De Gea and youngster Joel Pereira next season.

De Gea has again been linked with a move to Real Madrid, two years after his proposed move to the Bernabeu collapsed at the last minute.

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.”

Mourinho added: “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 will get his first action of preseason against Real Salt Lake on Monday evening in Utah.

Argentina’s No. 1 was reduced to a watching brief as United’s preseason tour kicked off with a 5-2 win at the Los Angeles Galaxy but has been promised a half in their second match.

“In the second match, David does not play,” Mourinho said earlier in the week.

“We play the kid [Joel Pereira] for 45 and Romero for 45. The third match against Man City, we don’t play Joel. We will play David for 45 and Romero for 45.”

Jose Mourinho signed this summer for Manchester United

LOS ANGELES — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he wants two more signings this summer.

United have splashed more than £100 million to bring defender Victor Lindelof and striker Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford.

But Mourinho admitted during his first news conference of the summer at the club’s UCLA training base that he wants two more players.

He has been linked with moves for Ivan Perisic, Eric Dier and Nemanja Matic as he searches for a new winger and a holding midfielder.

Mourinho was reluctant to comment on Matic, despite sources saying the Serbian midfielder was left out of the Chelsea squad for their preseason tour of the Far East.

Manchester United are not closing the door on a move for Nemanja Matic.
“I can’t say any word about another player,” Mourinho said. “[Matic] is a Chelsea player. It’s difficult and a little bit same with [Real Madrid's Alvaro] Morata.

“Matic is a Chelsea player and I have to respect the player, the club and the club owner. We don’t have our door closed.

Manchester United are not closing the door on a move for Nemanja Matic.
“We’re not happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof. We need more. We wanted four, so 50 percent of the job done.

“Everything is so difficult. I would not like to be in Ed Woodward’s position in negotiations because it’s really difficult. Maybe we don’t get two, maybe we get one. We would like two more but at least one.”

So far, Inter Milan have refused to budge on their €55 million valuation of Perisic, while Tottenham are in a strong position to keep hold of Dier after selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50 million.

Matic’s future is up in the air with Chelsea on the verge of signing Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

 
They are set to pay more than £39 million for the Frenchman, which would increase competition for Matic, who has also been linked with Juventus.

Mourinho knows Matic well from their time together at Stamford Bridge, something the Portuguese coach hinted had encouraged him to chase Lukaku.

Meanwhile, Mourinho also lifted the lid on United’s pursuit of Morata. Negotiations with Real Madrid for the Spanish striker were stopped immediately after Ed Woodward reached an agreement with Everton for Lukaku.

And Mourinho has suggested the La Liga side priced Morata out of a move to Old Trafford.

“I don’t like to speak about players who aren’t ours, because Morata is not our player,” he said. “I am nobody to speak about players from Real Madrid.

“Yes, we have had interest, that is obvious and it’s public. We have not come to an economic agreement, that is obvious as well.

“But it’s Real Madrid’s right to ask for their players the amount of money that they want. We do not determine what the price is of a player of Real Madrid, Real Madrid do that. And we didn’t arrive at an agreement with Real Madrid.

“I do not criticise Madrid and I am not going to criticise my board because my board has made the offer, and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn’t come to an agreement. It’s simple.”

Michael Carrick replaced Wayne Rooney with Manchester United captain

Michael Carrick says he is “honoured” to be named Manchester United’s new captain following Wayne Rooney’s departure to Everton.

The 35-year-old midfielder will take the armband after Rooney’s 13-year stay at Old Trafford came to end after he returned to his boyhood club this week.

Carrick, who arrived at the club from Tottenham in 2006, signed a new one-year deal at United in May, and he insists it will be a “pleasure” to lead Jose Mourinho’s team next season.

He told Man United’s website: “It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club. It is my 12th year now and I came as a 25-year-old. I never thought I could be here for so long and achieve so much.

“Now, to lead the boys and look after the young boys, to guide them in some ways, it is a nice thing and a real pleasure. I came to this club as a footballer and I am now a huge fan.

“I have grown to love the club over the years and to be in this position is very special for me.”

Carrick made 38 appearances last season, including 23 in the Premier League. But he didn’t start a league game until November and was a substitute for both the EFL Cup final and Europa League final.

He may have to accept a further reduced role next season with United actively looking to sign a new holding midfielder before the close of the transfer window.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Tottenham’s Eric Dier is Mourinho’s preferred choice, ahead of Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.