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Jose Mourinho says David de Gea and Sergio Romero are not leaving Man United

David De Gea is one of the best goalkeepers in the world
Image: David De Gea remains a key figure at Old Trafford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he has no intention of letting either of his top two goalkeepers leave Old Trafford.

First-choice David de Gea is putting together another impressive season for United, which has done little to cool talk of interest from Real Madrid, who were on the brink of signing the Spaniard in 2015.

His back-up Sergio Romero has been linked with a move to Boca Juniors in his native Argentina this week.

But Mourinho is not prepared to contemplate the departure of either and said: "What I can say is that I expect both to stay, because I think both are equally important.

"I cannot have a better goalkeeper than David, I cannot have a better replacement than Sergio. I cannot have a better professional than Sergio. I want them both to stay.

Sergio Romero in action against Colombia during clears the ball during a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Image: Sergio Romero is a model professional, says Jose Mourinho

"So, if there is something true in relation to Boca, I will try to stop it because I want Sergio to stay."

Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin have been allowed to leave Old Trafford this month, and it has been speculated that Luke Shaw may depart in the summer.

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The full-back has endured a stop-start comeback season as he recovers from a horrific double leg break and has not featured since limping off against West Ham on November 30 in the EFL Cup quarter-final.

Although he is fit again, Shaw was not in the squad for last weekend's draw with Liverpool.

Asked if the injury issues were why the England international has been omitted of late, Mourinho said: "Of course. That's basic.

"You try to have in the squad the players with more minutes, the players in better shape, the players in better conditions.

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"And, in Luke Shaw's case, even in the game where he was ready to play and to start the game and to have again 90 minutes against Reading [in the FA Cup], on the morning of the game he was ill and not ready to play.

"So, even in that match that could be a good match for him to be back, he was not able to, so he's having a difficult period."

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