Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has insisted he is prepared to wait for his chance to reclaim a spot in the starting XI at Old Trafford.
Romero was brought in this summer and started the season as Man United’s No.1 due to the uncertainty surrounding David de Gea’s proposed move to Real Madrid.
However, the Argentine has lost his place in the side since De Gea signed a new deal at the club following his failed transfer to the Bernabeu.
Romero revealed he is not considering his future despite the precarious position he is in.
“I am not really thinking [about the future], at least not in this moment. There is a lot of time to see what happens,” Romero said.
“I don’t think too much in the future I prefer to live what is going on every day. In football you never know what could happen. Today you play, tomorrow you don’t. What I know is that you always have to be ready for when the chance comes. Nobody is the owner of any position in football. I am happy at Manchester United. I am at one of the most important English teams and one of the most important teams in the world.”
When asked if he thought about being first-choice, Romero added: “If I say no it would be a lie. But I knew from the first minute that it wasn’t going to be easy as there are guys in the team that have a great quality and that I was going to have to win my place.
“In this job you have to show every day that you are the one that deserves the position. Van Gaal is a very intelligent coach with a lot of experience. He knows what he does and what he decides is the best for the team. We have to accept his decisions and wait for the moment in which he chooses you for playing. So, the only thing that you can do is to train hard, be in concentration all the time and when your chance arrives try to take advantage of it.”
Romero started in the League Cup penalty shootout defeat against Middlesbrough earlier this term but that is the only appearance he has made since the end of August. There is no shame in losing a place in the side to De Gea, who is widely considered to be one of the world’s best keepers, and Romero will just have to bide his time and take any opportunities that come his way.