Sergio Romero comments on his final season at United

Sergio Romero was released by Manchester United at the end of last season.

In 2020/21, he did not play a single minute in any competition, following Dean Henderson’s return to the club.

Romero is no longer a free agent, having now signed for Venezia, who play in the Italian top flight.

Romero has spoken at a press conference to announce his arrival during the international break.


He spoke about his final season at Old Trafford, when he was essentially frozen out.

“It was a strange year for me, but I trained all year at Manchester United,” he said.

“Some days I was training by myself, because the squad was preparing the game. I feel good, I worked in Argentina too and want to prove I’m the same Sergio who was at Sampdoria and then Manchester.”

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Romero deserved better

We’ve written about this before, but Romero deserved better treatment from United.

Romero was never first choice at Old Trafford, but was always a model professional and performed when called upon.

United should be a club which deals with unwanted players with class.

To his credit, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been great with Phil Jones; patient behind the scenes and defensive of him in public.

Romero did not get the same standard of treatment and was unceremoniously relegated to third choice and wasted a year of his career when he could have been playing elsewhere.

It is to be hoped now that he can crack on and start playing football again after finally finding a new club.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.