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Manchester United goalkeeper set to leave this summer

The goalkeeping department at Manchester United is expected to have a busy summer transfer window.

Over the last four weeks, David De Gea has lost his starting berth to Dean Henderson.

Henderson has featured in the Premier League games whereas the Spanish goalkeeper has been given the nod in Europe.

Sergio Romero is currently frozen out from the squad. It is no secret that he wants an exit and may head to Everton or Boca Juniors this summer.

However, it seems now that the third-choice goalkeeper, Lee Grant is also on his way out.

According to Daily Mail, United have made a U-turn over extending Grant’s contract which is set to expire in two months.

The 38-year-old shot-stopper had hoped for a 12-month extension, but the club’s decision has left him frustrated.

Grant joined United for £1.5 million from Stoke City in 2018.

It was a signing which surprised many people, with De Gea and Romero blocking his route to the first team.

He was well aware that his playing time would be minimal, but he made every effort to keep the team’s spirits up.

Talking about his role at Manchester United, he told Athletic (via Express), “I don’t expect everyone to get it.”

“From the outside looking in, I know there are people who think, ‘Cor, what a gig that is — I’d love that: no work, no pressure, travelling around the world with Manchester United and getting paid for it.

“On the other hand, people within the game may understand it better. It’s a niche role. I’m in a unique position because it’s not a contentious position.

“I fully understand the role and that’s maybe a part of why I can do it, but there are challenges.

“Mentally, how do you deal with not playing every week? I have to be 100 per cent professional.

“It’s not a role where I am ever going to be embittered about not playing but it’s not a role that everyone can fill because you need someone who is going to toe the line.”

With question marks on the future of all four senior goalkeepers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some big calls to make this summer.

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