Sergio Romero: I’m ready to play for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho

by Tanveer Arayan


Sergio Romero insists he’s ready to play for Manchester United’s first-team and the Argentinian national team.

David de Gea is Man United’s number one and hopes are he’s still in between the sticks for the next decade as he continues to win trophies, surpassing Alex Stepney as the goalkeeper with the most appearances for United.

Romero has played nine times for United this season, only one less than his 10 appearances in the whole of last season and Jose Mourinho has done a brilliant job of including him when possible.

Speaking about his situation at the club, Romero has urged Mourinho to to give him some game time.

“We’re working hard, we’re playing well,” he said. “We’re going on long runs of not losing games. Personally, it’s important that I play and that I’m ready to play, both for Manchester United and the Argentinian national team.

“I need to be playing to keep my place for Argentina and I was very happy with how things this week by playing three games and winning both games. To play well shows that I have the right level to play for United.

“We have a strong squad here and we need more than 11 players. Everyone is playing their part and I’ve worked hard and stayed positive and feel part of this group. I train every week as if I am going to play at the weekend. I have to be ready.”

De Gea has deservedly won the Sir Matt Busby trophy in each of the last three seasons, and while his role as No.1 is undoubtedly safe, it wouldn’t hurt giving Romero some more playing time, especially as United were challenging for silverware on four fronts.

I admire Romero’s desire at Old Trafford, he’s come an incredible way since his arrival and it seems training with De Gea has rubbed off on him as we’ve seen some great saves out of him recently.

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