Manchester United managed to keep hold of David de Gea last summer, largely due to the help of a dodgy fax machine and some incompetent last-minute bidding from Real Madrid. However, United had a contingency plan in place; Sergio Romero.
At first, the Argentinian did well in the Manchester United goal, but the mistakes began to creep in. Then when De Gea’s proposed transfer didn’t go through, Romero was dropped.
Now twelve months on, the Argentina #1 reckons he once again has a shot at stealing the starting job from David de Gea. He says that Mourinho knows he can count on him.
“Mourinho knows I’m a hard worker and he can count on me.” Romero began. “I think the door to becoming United’s first goalkeeper is open again for me.”
You have to admire his persistence, but honestly, you cannot see Romero starting any important games for Manchester United. The only situation in which he’ll get minutes is when our #1 is injured, and even then his place in the side isn’t a given; Don’t forget we have Victor Valdes and Sam Johnstone, too.