Manchester United are expected to sign the highly experienced Stoke City keeper Lee Grant this week.
As per Sky Sports, the 35-year-old will undergo his medical with the Old Trafford outfit soon.
Grant will be Manchester United’s third choice keeper after David de Gea and Sergio Romero. His arrival will allow the likes of Pereira to go out on loan and continue their development with regular first-team football.
However, Manchester United fans aren’t too happy about signing a player past his peak. The Old Trafford faithful have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment.
It is important to remember that Grant is unlikely to start for United and he will come in as a free agent. Bringing in a cheap option that allows the young players at the club to go out and get more first-team action is hardly a disaster.
The Stoke City player will be Mourinho’s third summer signing after Dalot and Fred.
Here is how the United fans reacted to the news.
— Abhishek (@breakingdhar) July 2, 2018
Great. Good business. I dont think we need anymore signings now. Team so good, probably win the world cup too if allowed to participate.
— Vaibhav Pawar (@PawarVabs) July 2, 2018
Fellaini and Darmain staying at Utd and Lee Grant coming. I’m baffled.
— James. ? (@FredSZN) July 2, 2018
— Sam Mushing-Rimmer (@mushrim) July 2, 2018
Been more excited by the signings of official toothpaste sponsors
— James Wynne (@jameswy2010) July 2, 2018
— Alex Halpin (@Halpin7) July 2, 2018
I bet @D_DeGea degeais quaking in his boots ?????
— jamie morgan (@tobymorgan83) July 2, 2018
Yessss dream signing we’ve won the league!!!
— AxAs (@AxAs23) July 2, 2018
I’m not bothered until that clown is sacked..
— MOURINHOUT!!! FUCK MOUREEN (@AVIOMUFC) July 2, 2018