Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero could be in line for his first Premier League appearance of the season if David de Gea isn’t available for Sunday’s match at home to Liverpool.
The Spain ‘keeper went off injured in his country’s 1-1 draw in Sweden last night, with his national team coach Roberto Moreno confirming afterwards that the 28-year-old suffered a muscle abductor injury, as per Manchester Evening News.
BBC claimed that De Gea could be doubtful for United’s upcoming fixture against the Premier League leaders this weekend, with United Xtra (@utdxtra) on Twitter describing his potential absence as a “huge blow”.
David de Gea has gone off injured for Spain. Huge blow ahead of Sunday. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) October 15, 2019
If he isn’t fit for the Liverpool game, Romero seems likeliest to take his place, with the 32-year-old Argentina international playing two matches so far this season (one each in the Carabao Cup and Europa League), whereas Lee Grant has yet to feature.
Romero has a very solid record in his time at Old Trafford, with 28 clean sheets and only 23 goals conceded in his 46 appearances for the club, as per TransferMarkt.
These Manchester United fans on Twitter are confident that he will ably fill the breach if De Gea is ruled out for Sunday:
Have no fear ROMERO IS EREEEEE pic.twitter.com/uYjoqpsbfv
— Abdi (@Iconic_RvP) October 15, 2019
Nothing much to worry about. Romero is more than capable. If anything, DDG hasn’t been anywhere his best recently. Romero has been more consistent. I’m sure he won’t disappoint. Speedy recovery to DDG tho.
— Raymond (@RayFactors) October 15, 2019
Romero’s time to shine
— Vicks (@vickstar182) October 16, 2019
Romero been top class anytime he’s played
— Stevo Turley (@turlos28) October 15, 2019
Romero’s not going to let us down
— Ben Jones (@benjones_27) October 15, 2019
Don’t think it is tbf… more than happy with Romero
— will harris (@13harwil) October 15, 2019
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