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Sergio Romero: I can be Manchester United’s No 1 under Jose Mourinho

by Tanveer Arayan

Sergio Romero believes he can become Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper under Jose Mourinho next season.

The Argentinian played just ten games across all competitions for Man United last season, he started the first six games of the campaign as Louis van Gaal opted not to play David de Gea, who was said to be in negotiations with Real Madrid.

De Gea eventually remained at Old Trafford and eased back into his role as first choice goal keeper, with Romero featuring in only the FA Cup, Capital One Cup and Europa League after August.

With the announcement of Jose Mourinho as manager to replace Louis van Gaal, the Argentinean insists he can become a starter for the club.

Jose Mourinho knows I’m a hard worker and he can count on me,” he said.

“I think the door to becoming Manchester United’s first goalkeeper is open again for me.”

He has massively improved during his time at Old Trafford and he only conceded just two goals in four appearances, keeping three clean sheets in three United victories in the process, but he has a long way to go if he wants to try and replace De Gea.

Romero has looked nervy at points when he has featured this season but he has also pulled off some stunning saves and he will be hoping to impress Mourinho and his coaching staff during this summer’s Copa America.

De Gea is widely considered the world’s best keepers and without an injury to the Spaniard he’ll have to bid his time and take the opportunities that come his way. It is good to see him confident and working with De Gea will give him an excellent platform to build on.

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