Sergio Romero has insisted that he is happy with his role at Manchester United amid rumours of a potential move to Italy over the summer.
The 30-year-old who arrived at Old Trafford back in 2015, has made 16 appearances this season – 11 of which coming in the Europa League.
It was reported earlier in the season that the Argentina international had agreed a deal with Inter Milan ahead of a summer move.
But Romero, speaking to Sky Italia, has insisted he is going nowhere, noting that Jose Mourinho makes him feel important to the set-up at Old Trafford.
“I doubt I’ll be in Italy next year,” he said.
“I am very happy in Manchester, they make me feel important and I hope to stay for a long time.”
It has gone relatively unnoticed, mainly because more newsworthy things have occurred over the last nine months, but Romero’s resurgence under Mourinho deserves a mention.
Coaching a goalkeeper is a fundamentally different task to that of an outfield player. The psychological side is even more prominent; bad spells are harder to recover from, whilst good spells often go unnoticed. Goalkeepers, in many ways, live a different kind of life to the rest of the team. The very fact that one error from a keeper is more significant than five errors from an outfield player makes every moment, every training session, even more important.
And Romero, with this in mind, has battled hard – mainly in his own mind, you feel – to recover from a shaky start to life at Old Trafford this season.