Manchester United player wants to stay at Old Trafford

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Manchester United will have to make a lot of decisions regarding player contracts in the near future with the deals of a number of players set to run out over the next few years. This includes the likes of Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Edinson Cavani, among many others.

One name that has not been mentioned much though is that of Lee Grant. While a popular figure at Old Trafford, he has only managed to make a couple of appearances ever since joining the Red Devils back in 2018.

His current deal is set to run out at the end of the season and there have not been too many updates regarding his future at the club. But it does look like the veteran is very open to remaining at the club for another year.

While speaking with talkSPORT and as reported by Manchester Evening News, the 38-year-old said:

"“Really and truly, I think I’m at a stage where I’m fit enough and well enough where it would be rude not to keep going.“So, if Manchester United would love to have me around for another year, that would be a wonderful outcome for me.“I’m certainly enjoying my time at the club, they’ve been tremendous with me. If not, I’m up for whatever else is available.”"

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Grant had carved out an impressive career for himself through the Premier League and the Championship, playing for the likes of Derby County, Burnley, Stoke City, Sheffield Wednesday and Oldham Athletic. But not many could have seen him moving to Manchester United in 2018.

With David de Gea and Dean Henderson fighting for the first-team gloves, it is unlikely that Grant will get too many minutes on the pitch any time in the near future. Instead, his role would be more about being a veteran who is ready to come on if the situation calls for it.

To be honest, with two top quality options already at the club, it would make sense for the Red Devils to stick with someone like Grant, who brings a lot to the table off the pitch and could perhaps even transition into a coaching role in the future.

Will he remain at Old Trafford next season? Only time will tell.

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