Manchester United release eight players, including Sergio Romero, but are in talks with Juan Mata

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Manchester United release eight players, including Sergio Romero, but are in talks with Juan Mata and Lee Grant over new contracts

  • Manchester United have released eight players, including Sergio Romero
  • United in talks with Juan Mata and Lee Grant about new contracts
  • In addition to six youth players from the club, Joel Pereira has also been fired

Manchester United have released eight players, including veteran goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

However, United are in talks with Juan Mata and Lee Grant about new contracts, with their current deals set to expire on June 30.

As reported by the club official websiteRomero and fellow shot-stopper Joel Pereira have been let loose along with youngsters Jacob Carney, Mark Helm, Iestyn Hughes, Arnau Puigmal, Max Taylor and Aliou Traore.

Manchester United have released eight players, including goalkeeper Sergio Romero

Manchester United have released eight players, including goalkeeper Sergio Romero

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad has also released goalkeeper Joel Pereira and six youth players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad has also released goalkeeper Joel Pereira and six youth players

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad has also released goalkeeper Joel Pereira and six youth players

United are keen to keep Mata, despite the Spaniard having only made nine Premier League appearances this season.

Grant, 38, has since made two appearances since joining United in 2018.

Romero signed for United in 2015 and made 61 appearances for the club, including keeping the win over Ajax clean in the 2017 Europa League final.

United are in talks with Juan Mata about a new deal

United are in talks with Juan Mata about a new deal

United are also in talks with Lee Grant about a new contract

United are also in talks with Lee Grant about a new contract

United are in talks with Juan Mata (left) and Lee Grant (right) over new contracts

Romero, however, did not make it into the pecking order and did not play at all during his last season at Old Trafford.

Pereira made three appearances for United’s first team, including a appearance against Crystal Palace in the Premier League in 2017.

The former Portugal youth international has left United six times on loan, most recently with Huddersfield Town.

United are also looking to convince 22-year-old goalkeeper Paul Woolston to sign a new contract.

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