Following Manchester United booking their place in the Europa League final against Ajax, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Sergio Romero, not David de Gea, will play in the final in Stockholm.
The Argentinian has played in most of the Europa League games and has, to his credit, put in some great performances. Mourinho, somewhat surprisingly, has insisted that he will stick with United’s second choice goalkeeper for what is the manager’s most important game of his United career so far.
They are two fantastic goalkeepers. I never saw, in all my career, two goalkeepers who are such friends because it’s a position where you always have a little bit of rivalry, especially if they are both at the same kind of level.
We are speaking about Argentina’s national goalkeeper and Spain’s national goalkeeper but they are such friends and support each other all the time. I have never seen a bad face. I have always seen them supporting each other.
I think it’s fair Sergio is going to play in the final and David accepts that, especially because David has played three Europa League matches already – two against Fenerbahce and one against Feyenoord – and so if we win the trophy, David wins the trophy too. If everything goes normally, and we have no problems, Sergio plays in the final.
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