Sergio Romero was officially released this week. His Manchester United contract expires at the end of June and he will be free to sign with another club.

Teammate David de Gea has become the first player to wish Romero well on social media, perhaps unsurprising as they shared a strong bond as United’s number one and two goalkeepers for several years.

This season Romero was moved down the pecking order, to the point where he was considered only fourth or fifth choice.

It felt wrong to keep him around in this role, and it was a waste of wages from the club.

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De Gea has hinted that he feels Romero was under appreciated, by telling him publicly he hopes he finds a club where he is ‘treated well.’

De Gea is correct with what he says, Romero does deserve to be treated well, better than he was in his final season at United where he did not feature in a single match day squad.

It is still a bit of a remarkable comment for De Gea to make publicly.

 

Perhaps it reflects that De Gea feels he has little to lose, and may be heading out of United himself this summer, although that may be reading a little too much into his comment alone.

United had options to sell or loan Romero last summer and declined.

Romero has yet to comment officially on his release and is back in Argentina training to stay fit for his next challenge.

Romero’s post was liked by Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek, highlighting what a well liked figure he was in United’s squad.

Romero’s release felt inevitable in the context of his season, but it still feels like United completely mishandled it.

With one of Henderson or De Gea likely leaving this summer, Romero would have been the perfect deputy.

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