Argentine shot stopper talks of his career being saved and of LVG

New Argentine signing, goalkeeper Sergio Romero was certainly not a fans choice when Louis van Gaal bought him in with all the fuss surrounding David De Gea and a big summer move, and as to whether or not he would be joining Spanish giants Real Madrid or not – as it turned out, he did not, and Romero has opened up about his shock summer move to Old Trafford and is thankful to the Manchester United boss for giving him a chance when Romero was feeling that there were not many left for him after finding himself without a club when he was allowed to leave Italy’s Sampdoria for free at the end of the 2014/15 Seria A campaign.

Sergio Romero who was speaking to ‘La Nacion’, told them:

“I am very grateful to Van Gaal. I found it difficult to find a new club, even though I had played well at the World Cup and the Copa America,.

“I do not have the feeling that I am the undisputed No.1 already, but I do feel a lot of support from the technical staff.

“It is very important for a goalkeeper to feel the support of the coach. You don’t rotate goalkeepers. You either start or have to settle for a spot on the bench. There is no third option. And Van Gaal is giving me the confidence I need.

“Although I missed part of pre-season, I immediately started playing for the biggest club in the world, because that is what Manchester United are.

“Playing for United is like a dream come true and I hope it will not end any time soon.”

On first evidence though in watching Romero in his opening games for Manchester United, it would surprise nobody that not many fans have taken to Romero, and as for his opening performances, it’s kind of hard not to see why many clubs around did not go in for this man with some real horrendous performances between the United sticks so far.


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