Manchester United fans were thrilled with Sergio Romero‘s performance against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Argentine was in sensational form as he stopped shot after shot, proving he can play the role in between the sticks in David de Gea‘s absence.
He had an incredible penalty save in the first-half and although he doesn’t usually play in the Premier League, it’s clear Jose Mourinho was getting him ready for the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm as the Portuguese boss has already confirmed he will be starting.
Here’s what supporters on social media had to say about his performance against Claude Puel’s men.
— Darren Main (@MaveMUFC) May 17, 2017
Romero has been sensational
— Pelé Ali (@Stuey_95) May 17, 2017
ROMERO ON FIREEEE 🔥🔥🔥
— Fathoni Arianto (@thoniarianto) May 17, 2017
Romero has been excellent tonight.
— Jon Bassett (@Bertie_B1977) May 17, 2017
Romero tonight 🔥🔥🔥
— Muhammad Daniyal (@MDani07Bulbulia) May 17, 2017
Romero putting in a hell of a performance tonight
— Joe Featonby (@joefeatonby) May 17, 2017
Said for a long time De Gea is the best in the world but anytime Romero been in goal i haven't been worried. A top keeper #mufc
— ᗰᖇ ᗪᑌᖴᖴY (@MrDuffz85) May 17, 2017
When he first arrived at the club, Romero seemed like a liability in goal and there weren’t many highlights from his time in between the sticks, however, it’s been an insane step up in his ability during his time at Old Trafford.
It almost seemed like he was playing with his mind set on the number 1 at United, and although David de Gea will be very hard to replace if he leaves in the summer, Romero has more than proven that he has the ability to perform.