Sergio Romero's recent displays will see him rewarded with a new deal at Manchester United, according to club insiders.

Romero set to be handed new deal

Romero set to be handed new deal

The Argentina goalkeeper provided further evidence of his reliability with an outstanding display in Wednesday night's 0-0 draw at Southampton, saving an early Manolo Gabbiadini penalty in the process.

Romero was initially being lined up for a pay rise on his present £60,000 per week salary, in recognition of his status as the confirmed understudy to Old Trafford number one David de Gea.

United, however, are now believed to be considering tearing up the remainder of his two-year agreement and affording Romero more security in the longer term, with continued speculation that de Gea is poised to quit the Red Devils this summer for Real Madrid.

Romero is set to start next week's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm, with the goalkeeper having played in all the previous rounds of the competition.

United will bring in another goalkeeper should de Gea head for the exit door but Romero, who has kept 17 clean sheets in 27 appearances since his arrival from Sampdoria in 2015, is to have his mind put at rest that he can also fight for the custodian's jersey next season.