Manchester United now have just one Premier League game left. The fixture against Southampton looked like a couple of sides coming to the end of their season, merely taking part in a rather dull game. However, one man stood out from the rest.
The footballer who played an absolute blinder of a game was Argentine goalkeeper, Sergio Romero. The veteran was brought into the side in the place of David de Gea, probably to get him some minutes on the field ahead of what is likely to be the biggest game of his life in the Europa League final.
He looked calm, composed and positionally, he was absolutely brilliant. Romero stopped Southampton taking the lead with a strong palm away from a penalty, and the way he controlled the back four was wonderful. He also distributed the ball out well.
All of these things combined makes me feel super confident about having him in between the sticks against Ajax. He hasn’t put a foot wrong all tournament long, and he more than deserves to retain his place.
As you’d imagine, the United fans were absolutely buzzing about their hero all over Twitter and rightly so.
Have a look at the tweets aimed at Romero here:
Romero has become world class, amazing what can happen when you train with the best goalkeeper in the world week in, week out.
— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) May 17, 2017
Romero having a cracking game. Positioning spot on, confident saves, strong parries and punches too. Distribution as well.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) May 17, 2017
If De Gea goes then I want Romero to be out number one goalkeeper.
— ㅤ (@FootBoIa) May 17, 2017
Is there a better no 2 goalkeeper out there better than Romero?? Kindly lemme know pic.twitter.com/30Y8lnWWDA
— tune (@sampson_agyei) May 17, 2017
I thought Romero was excellent tonight. Will do his confidence the world of good heading into the final! #mufc
— Al Flats (@alflats11) May 17, 2017
Well done Romero 👏🏻👏🏻, rubbish game both teams didn't really care if they win or lose
— Mohamed (@hunterutd626) May 17, 2017
romero = good goalkeeper
— Rosie (@rosiesfc) May 17, 2017
That Romero penalty save was good watching it back I was sat at the wrong angle to fully appreciate it just saw the ball curl behind. #mufc
— Dan Brown (@DanJBrownMUFC) May 17, 2017