A selection of Manchester United supporters are optimistic over a solid performance from Sergio Romero in goal when the club entertain Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
Earlier on Wednesday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that David de Gea won’t be available for the weekend clash after sustaining a thigh problem on international duty with Spain.
As a result, Sergio Romero is expected to start between the sticks against Jurgen Klopp’s side and few of the United fans are looking forward to the Argentine putting up a strong display.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) October 17, 2019
With De Gea injured, Man Utd have a more than worthy replacement ?
Romero has much better stats than De Gea in the Premier League. Injury? No need to worry!
We winning ? pic.twitter.com/muRoiJxHDJ
— Ramadan? (@Horlarflow) October 17, 2019
De Gea out injured could be a blessing in disguise. Although he had a great game for Spain, his form with us has been off his usual standards. Romero is a decent replacement. Our worry has and will remain our lack in Midfield and attack.#GlazersOut #mufc
— Steve-inho (@FPL_Steve_) October 17, 2019
Romero >= De Gea anyway. In current form.
— Lenart Papež (@papezlenart) October 17, 2019
Best back up anyone could hope for. I believe in Romero!
— Emily May (@EmilyMay0310) October 17, 2019
It's his time to shine. He's been impressive every time he plays, and Liverpool will be kept at bay on Sunday. Come on United!
— Sir Nsindiso Salvation (@dmasterpiece2) October 17, 2019
Romero has remained the back-up goalkeeper behind De Gea since his arrival during the summer of 2015 and he has managed just seven Premier League starts where he has impressively kept six clean sheets.
As a result, there are no doubts regarding his credentials in goal, but he needs plenty of help from the players in front of him, if United are to come up with maximum points against the Reds.
Despite the two-week international break, there has not been much boost in terms of the recoveries of the injured players and the likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have already been ruled out.
Elsewhere, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial could make their comebacks but Solskjaer has hinted that the duo may be restricted to playing time from the substitutes’ bench.
Manchester United are currently five points adrift of the top four and anything less than a victory against Liverpool on Sunday could see the gap further extended.