By Wayne Veysey

2nd Jul, 2021 | 11:19am

Sources: Man United keeper Grant agrees new contract after breakthrough

Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant has agreed the terms of a new contract, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 38-year-old’s previous United deal expired at the end of last month to cast his future into doubt.

But a United source has told Football Insider that Grant will be staying after a breakthrough in talks over a new 12-month deal.

He will provide back-up and competition next season for a United keeping roster headed by David de Gea and Dean Henderson and which also includes recent capture Tom Heaton.

Grant moved to Old Trafford in 2018 after being relegated with Stoke City the previous season.

To date, he has only made two appearances for the Red Devils.

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The first came in a League Cup loss to Derby County in September 2018.

The veteran was beaten from range by an excellent Harry Wilson freekick during normal time before facing a penalty shootout.

His side lost the resulting shootout and gave Frank Lampard a victory over his former boss Jose Mourinho.

Grant’s second outing came in the Europa League in 2019 as Man United faced FC Astana.

This game also ended in defeat as the Red Devils lost 2-1 to the Kazakhstan outfit.

Grant faces plenty of competition at Old Trafford and rarely found himself on the bench for Premier League games last season.

On 28th May, Villa confirmed Heaton would leave the club at the end of his contract this summer.

This came after Football Insider revealed on 14th May that the shot-stopper had rejected a new Villa deal and verbally agreed to sign for Manchester United.

In other news, Aston Villa have a “concrete” interest in signing a Man United ace who started 3/4 PL games.