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Manchester United set for goalkeeper clearout

They have too many goalkeepers!

Manchester United Depart for Turin for the Europa League
United legend.
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The Mirror reports that Manchester United are set for a huge clearout of their goalkeeping roster in order to cut down on the level of wage expenditure.

Manchester United have David de Gea, who is earning around £300,000-a-week wages after signing a huge new contract instead of moving on to another club.

There is also Dean Henderson who is on £100,000 a week after also signing a long-term contract of his own. He had been linked with a move to Aston Villa, Sheffield United and others but appears that he will stay at Old Trafford to challenge De Gea for at least another season, rather than move on in search of regular first team football. That means that around £400,000 a week is spent on United’s two first choice ‘keepers.

Lee Grant, who joined from Stoke City, is currently fourth choice at the club, and his contract expires in the summer. He is likely to be released but could be kept on at a reduced rate to help with coaching, and could be called upon in an emergency.

Youngster Joel Pereira’s contract expires at the end of the season and he has been unable to sufficiently impress after a series of loan deals, so United are unlikely to keep him on beyond the summer. Fellow under-23 player Paul Woolston is also expected to depart after being supplanted by Nathan Bishop since he was bought by Southend.

Another goalkeeper who will leave the club is Argentine international stopper Sergio Romero. He wanted to leave in the summer after finding his chances of minutes severely reduced, and wanted to move to an MLS side, and most recently to Everton. However no deal has been agreed so he will leave in the summer when his own contract ends, further reducing the burden on the club.