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Romero gets Man Utd axe as Red Devils release EIGHT players

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The Argentine shot-stopper, who played no part at all in United’s 2020/21 season, is no longer a member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.

Manchester United have released eight of their players, the club announced on Friday.

The biggest name among those released by the club is Sergio Romero, who made 61 senior appearances for the Red Devils since joining the club from Sampdoria back in 2015.

Dean Henderson’s return following a successful loan spell saw Romero fall further down behind David de Gea in the squad pecking order, with the Argentine shot-stopper failing to make even a single appearance in 2020/21.

Joel Pereira is another first-team player let go by United. Due to the team being fully stocked in the goalkeeping department, Pereira, a product of the club’s youth academy, was restricted to just three first-team appearances.

The remaining six players released – Jacob Carney, Mark Helm, Lestyn Hughes, Arnau Puigmal, Max Taylor, and Aliou Traore – are all from the club’s youth team.

Man United also informed they are in talks with Juan Mata over extending his stay at Old Trafford, with the experienced Spaniard approaching the final month of his current deal.

Furthermore, the Red Devils confirmed they are looking to persuade goalkeeping pair Lee Grant and Paul Woolston to renew, with both of their current contracts expiring this summer.

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