Sergio Romero hoping for more game time at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Sergio Romero is hoping Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will give him some more game time this season at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old made 18 appearances last term, including in the Europa League final victory over Ajax in May, his most prolific season since making 33 appearances for Sampdoria in 2012-13.

He is still behind No. 1 David De Gea in the United pecking order, but has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until at least 2021.

Speaking about his role, Romero is hoping it’ll get better this campaign.

“I don’t know what is going to happen,” he said. “We will get to know before each match who is going to start as normal, but we will work hard and the minutes that I get, I will try to take advantage of them.

“I am thankful for the confidence that the manager has given me and last year he had a lot of faith in me and the results showed that.

“We won the Europa League and I didn’t concede many goals. It’s a situation I look at with calmness and this year I hope to have the same confidence levels so I can respond in the same way.”

Romero showed against Barcelona in the second half why he’s rated so highly, even though he’s happy to play behind De Gea in between the sticks.

He’s improved so much since he first arrived at the club and although he did initially look shaky, he’s now settled into the role perfectly.

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