Sergio Romero has put the recent speculations surrounding his future to bed after revealing his desire to stay at Manchester United for a "long time."
The Argentine international has been restricted to Europa League fixtures, while Jose Mourinho has used David de Gea for the league games. He is the second choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford, behind the former Atletico Madrid man.
Failing to feature regularly has seen him being linked with a move away from the Red Devils. According to Mediaset Premium via the Mirror, Romero was attracting interest from Inter Milan and AC Milan. However, the stopper has ruled out any move away from his current employers in the summer transfer window.
"I doubt I'll be in Italy next year. I am very happy in Manchester, they make me feel important and I hope to stay for a long time," Romero told Sky Italia, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
Romero has made 11 starts in the Europa League as Mourinho has used the 30-year-old in the European fixtures. He was in between the posts for the two legs in the semi-final against Celta Vigo as United progressed to the final with an aggregate score of 2-1.
United took a 1-0 lead from the first leg in Spain and were leading with a same scoreline for the majority of the second leg. However, Celta were given a lifeline when Facundo Roncaglia scored the equaliser in the 85th minute.
The Spanish club needed only one goal to make it to the final on away goals. John Guidetti came close to scoring Celta's second goal in the last minute of the extra time. However, the former Manchester City striker missed the chance and Romero said " my soul returned to my body" after Guidetti's failure to convert the last shot of the game.
"If I'm honest, I thought [Claudio] Beauvue was going to shoot and that I would dive," Romero told AS.
"But when I saw that he passed the ball, I didn't see that one of their players was there... and as the ball eventually went behind him, my soul returned to my body.
"We have wanted this cup from the start. The history of this club dictates that in every competition we fight until the end."
Meanwhile, United face Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on 24 May. Mourinho has already confirmed that Romero will start ahead of De Gea in the final.