“I can’t leave him now” – Man United star pledges to stay at club despite not being a sure starter

Sergio Romero of Manchester United

Sergio Romero

Sergio Romero has come out and stated that he would be playing for Manchester United next season and will only leave the side should the club decide to sell the Argentine goalkeeper.

Romero, who picked up a knee injury recently which ruled him out of the World Cup, added that he can’t leave Jose Mourinho after the manager helped renew his contract until 2022.

While speaking to TyC Sports (h/t Manchester Evening News), the 31-year-old said:

“I’m staying at Manchester United for now. Mourinho worked hard for my renewal until 2022. I can’t leave him now.

“If United wants to sell me, if they have an offer that it’s useful for the club, they will sell me.

“But I don’t think that would happen.”

The Argentine hasn’t really played too many games since joining us from Sampdoria and last time around, he only made 10 appearances for us, mostly in the cup competitions.

The 31-year-old made only one appearance in the Premier League but has always done a good job when called upon to play in place of David de Gea.

Romero’s loyalty might come to help us after all, as he is an excellent keeper to have as a second choice and has a lot of experience as well.

While De Gea does not need to be tutored or helped, Romero can help the rest of the team, especially the youngsters or the South American players that we might sign later on.

The Argentine knows his role, does not cause any controversies and is someone who trusts the manager. There is no reason for us to look to sell the player at the moment unless some really crazy offer comes in for the 31-year-old.