Sergio Romero has confirmed he will stay at Manchester United for the 2017-18 season and beyond, while admitting he is disappointed to miss out on the World Cup.
The Argentina goalkeeper, 31, has acted as David de Gea’s understudy at Old Trafford since moving from Sampdoria in 2015.
During that time he has made 38 appearances for the club, just seven of which have come in the Premier League.
But despite rumours of a possible exit, he has reiterated his commitment to the Red Devils.
“I’m staying at Manchester United for now. [United manager] Mourinho worked hard for my renewal until 2022. I can’t leave him now,” Romero explained to TyC Sports on Saturday.
“If United wants to sell me, if they have an offer that it’s useful for the club, they will sell me. But I don’t think that would happen”.
Romero saw his hopes of a third World Cup with Argentina dashed after suffering a knee injury days after coach Jorge Sampaoli had named him to the nation’s squad.
And while the goalkeeper believes he could have returned in time for the finals, he bears no ill will towards Sampaoli for removing him from the list.
“I spoke with Jorge, I explained the situation and recovery time. I told him that I didn’t have anything broken. I assured him that I would be available in 10 days,” he added.
“Sampaoli and the coaching staff’s time frame is different. They wanted someone who could be there every day and I was taken off the list in four hours.
“My career with the national team hasn’t finished. I’m working towards my return”.