When Manchester United started the season with Sergio Romero in goal, with David de Gea and Victor Valdes watching from the stands, the fans couldn’t believe it.
In the opening three games, United kept three clean sheets, but Romero wasn’t tested. When his team went to Swansea, he let in two soft goals, and United lost 2-1.
Then the transfer window closed and De Gea was still a United player, so he replaced the Argentinian in goal, and United haven’t looked back, winning five of their six games with De Gea.
However, former Liverpool goalkeeper David James claims that Romero should get the nod over De Gea.
“When he plays, Manchester United do let in quite a few goals,” James said. “Romero starts the season and has three clean sheets, with lots of people questioning why De Gea wasn’t playing. Since he’s come back in they’ve had one clean sheet. I think he makes some wonderful saves, he’s very athletic, but I don’t think he helps Manchester United out as much as Romero can. It’s interesting that he didn’t go to Madrid, Real Madrid weren’t that eager on buying him, because with Navas in goal for them he’s having a stellar season.”