Sergio Romero insists he will be ready if called upon against Manchester City

by Leo Nieboer

Sergio Romero insists he will be raring to go if selected by Jose Mourinho to start against Manchester City in the League Cup on Wednesday night.

The Argentine featured in Man United’s 3-1 victory over Northampton Town in League Cup last month, whilst also receiving a chance to demonstrate his worth against Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League.

Speaking to, Romero made it clear that, if called upon, he would be ready to play against Pep Guardiola’s side.

“We also know that, for us, this is a period of development. I played my first game against Northampton and so I know I’m feeling good in myself that I can perform in any match when the manager calls on me, needs me or it’s my turn to play,” he said. 

“For me and similarly for my team-mates, we need to keep growing and developing in the right direction so the group as a whole feels better and more solid.

“All I would like to do for the moment is to be on the pitch and be able to help out my team-mates where I’m able to. If anything like that were to come about, then yes, I’d certainly welcome it, but if it doesn’t, like I say, just being a part of things and playing and doing my bit so that the lads can achieve the right result is the most important thing here.

“Currently it’s my turn to be on the sidelines and I’m helping all I can from there. But it’s natural that you’re keen to play and do more for the cause from within the side as it were, and then you can be doing something active and helping the group.”

There is something extremely rare and comforting about having a keeper who willingly takes up the position of No.2. He is, just like the rest of us, fully aware of David de Gea‘s irreplaceability, and doesn’t seem to be fussed by his compete lack of game time at Old Trafford.

Whether he’ll feature against Guardiola’s side remains to be seen. This game has, following the capitulation at Chelsea on Sunday, grown to a level of astronomical importance, and Mourinho may have reservations over starting the mercurial Argentine over De Gea.

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