Manchester United have confirmed the signing of veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke City on a free transfer. The 35-year-old has become the club’s third capture of the ongoing transfer window and he is expected to feature as the third-choice shot-stopper behind David de Gea and Sergio Romero.
Earlier last month, there had been doubts over the future of Romero after he was dropped by Argentina for the World Cup but the 31-year-old thereafter clarified that he has no ambition of leaving Old Trafford.
Despite this, Mourinho has decided to recruit another experienced keeper in Grant and the 35-year-old’s arrival should allow current third choice Joel Pereira to secure valuable first-team experience with a loan move elsewhere.
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Besides Grant, United have also secured the signings of Fred and Diogo Dalot during the current transfer window but there has still been a sense of dissatisfaction among the supporters with no big-name signings to date.
The likes of Gareth Bale and even Neymar have been linked with the club over the past month but so far, Mourinho has lived by his word to improve the defensive strength of the squad without focusing on the forward department.