Sergio Romero insists he wants to stay at Manchester United as he believes he can be the No 1 goalkeeper.
He claims the size and status of the club has always meant he’s willing to work hard for his place in the team even if he was never guaranteed first-team football.
Jose Mourinho started the Argentine in the 2-0 Europa League final win over Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday and David de Gea‘s future at Old Trafford has been up in the air with Real Madrid’s continuous interest.
Speaking about his situation, Romero has made his intentions clear at United.
“I could be the number one or number two, it all depends on hard work and I do work hard. My intention is to stay,” the Argentine said.
“I chose to come here because of what the club is. It’s a huge club, one of the biggest in the world, something I just couldn’t say no to. I knew it might be a little harder here to play a lot. Last year with Louis [van Gaal] I played  games, I felt good and so I thought I could be important for the team in those moments despite not playing a lot.
“Then with Jose, I started a little more. I could play a little more. I’ve been able to show I’m a goalkeeper that can play for this club but you know never know what’s going to happen in the future so you have to keep working hard for what comes next.
“There were many moments when I returned home very happy. I’ve kept a lot of clean sheets and helped my teammates on a lot of occasions. That’s given me enormous satisfaction so I have to thank the coaching staff for showing faith in me and my teammates, who made a lot of effort to make me feel relaxed. Finishing the season with the trophy in our hands makes us doubly happy.”
He became Mourinho’s Europa League goalkeeper this season, playing 12 times, and the final, and following his stunning displays, some believe he has what it takes to replace de Gea.
It’ll take a lot to replace the Spaniard in between the sticks but Romero has definitely gone the right way about getting his name in contention.