Manchester United transfer news: Sergio Romero signs new contract for Red Devils

Sergio Romero kept a clean sheet in the 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final.

Sergio Romero
Sergio Romero was Manchester United's star player in their Europa League success last season Reuters

Manchester United have confirmed their goalkeeper Sergio Romero has signed a new long-term contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2021.

The Argentine international was signed on a free transfer by the Red Devils former manager Louis van Gaal in 2015. After struggling for regular playing time, he was the first choice goalkeeper for United in the Europa League last season, ahead of David de Gea.

Romero was impressive for the 20-time English champions as he played a key part in helping United win the Europa League after defeating Ajax 2-0 in the final. The success in the second tier of the European competition has helped Jose Mourinho's side return to the Champions League.

A statement on United's official website read, "Sergio Romero will play his first game of 2017/18 against Real Salt Lake, fresh from signing a long-term contract at the club he has grown to love since joining two years ago."

"It was announced on Sunday that Romero has inked a new four-year deal that will keep him at United until 2021, and the personable 30-year-old is delighted and proud to have signed," it added.

The 30-year-old South American stopper expressed his delight after he inked a new deal at United.

"I am very happy because when I started with the club, I quickly realised it is fantastic and it is the biggest club in the world. I am really happy to prolong my career here," Romero told MUTV, as quoted by the club's official website.

"I think the last year was a fantastic time for us. We won the Europa League, I played a lot of games for the team and my expectation for this year is to continue in this direction for helping the group.

"The manager has given me a lot of confidence and for me it is very good. It would be very nice to stay at Manchester United for a long time."