Manchester United’s deputy goalkeeper Sergio Romero is preaching caution ahead of the second leg of his side’s Europa League last 32 tie with Saint-Etienne on Wednesday night. The Argentine, signed by Louis van Gaal in the summer of 2015, has started in goal for the last two games as United ran out 3-0 winners against the French side in the first leg, and 1-2 victors over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup fifth round. Yet the former Sampdoria shotstopper isn’t convinced that the tie is done and dusted, despite the healthy first leg scoreline.
Speaking to Manutd.com, Romero said: “It’s definitely not over. I played at (Saint-Etienne’s) ground two years ago, when I was at Monaco, and their team spirit combined with the passion of the fans creates a powerful atmosphere. It puts you under a lot of pressure, but we’ve got to stick to our game; be calm on the ball, pick the right time to press and dictate the tempo. We need to make sure that we go through to the next round.
“We’ll play our own game and try to carry out the manager’s instructions. We have a great manager that plans and prepares for every match, so we’ll do what he asks us to on the pitch and hopefully come back to Manchester with smiles on our faces.”