Manchester United shotstopper Sergio Romero has insisted that he won’t be leaving the Premier League club this summer, despite reports suggesting that the Argentine was on his way out of England. The former Sampdoria goalie has been distinctly below David de Gea in United’s pecking order since joining the club in 2015, and has only made 38 competitive appearances since being signed by Louis van Gaal in the Dutchman’s second season in charge, but despite that, Romero has publicly stated that his immediate future remains with United.
“I’m staying at Manchester United for now. Mourinho worked hard for my renewal until 2022. I can’t leave him now,” Romero told TyC sports in quotes carried by the Manchester Evening News. “If United wants to sell me, if they have an offer that it’s useful for the club, they will sell me. But I don’t think that would happen.”
Romero was set to start the World Cup in Russia as Argentina’s no.1, but a knee injury scuppered his hopes and the national team’s manager Jorge Sampaoli
“I spoke with Jorge, I explained the situation and recovery time. I told him that I didn’t have anything broken. I assured him that I would be available in 10 days,” he added. “Sampaoli and the coaching staff’s time frame is different. They wanted someone who could be there every day and I was taken off the list in four hours “My career with the national team hasn’t finished. I’m working towards my return.”
It’s encouraging to hear that the injury sustained by Romero isn’t serious, as he’s turned into a more-than able deputy for De Gea in the two years since Jose Mourinho took charge of the club. He was utilised as the Portuguese’s first choice for the entirety of the 2016/17 Europa League campaign, which culminated in United’s 2-0 win over Ajax in that season’s final, and has seemingly moved away from the calamitous errors that dogged his career in previous years.