Done Deal: Man United complete signing of David De Gea’s backup goalkeeper

Manchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke City on a short-term deal.

The 35-year-old had his medical at the club on Monday after United agreed a £1.5million fee with the Potters. Jose Mourinho wanted Grant to provide back-up for David De Gea and Sergio Romero as he plans to send youngster Joel Pereira on loan to gain experience.

Grant made just three Premier League appearances for Stoke last season and he admits it’s a dream come true to sign for the Red Devils.

‘Moving to Manchester United has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember,’ said Grant. ‘This was an opportunity that I couldn’t let pass and I’m thrilled to become a part of such a historic club.

‘I’ve enjoyed every moment of my career so far and I’m now ready to continue learning and improving alongside some of the best players in the game. But at the same time, I intend to use my experience to help the team.’

United have already signed Diogo Dalot and Fred so far this term and Grant is set to become their third signing. Mourinho wants to add a centre-back and a back-up forward before the transfer window closes.