Sergio Romero’s spell at Manchester United officially came to an end in the summer, although his last game was actually back in August 2020.
After a year being sidelined, understandably clubs were slow to snap Romero up in the summer. He had to wait until early October before signing for Serie A side Venezia.
Since donning Venezia’s gloves, the goalkeeper has wasted no time making teams look silly for passing on him, and possibly United for the way he was treated.
Romero has now started six Serie A matches for Venezia, in which he has kept three clean sheets.
He also helped Venezia record a surprise 3-2 win over Roma, getting one over his former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and ex-teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Venezia have won three, drawn one and lost two of the six matches and now sit 13th in Serie A.
Prior to Romero’s arrival, Venezia had won only one of seven Serie A matches.
To highlight just how well Romero is playing, WhoScored.com‘s rating system ranks the Argentine as the best goalkeeper this season in Europe’s top leagues.
Granted, Romero’s six games is a smaller sample size than David de Gea’s 12, for instance, but it is enough to draw a comparison and show how well he is currently playing.
Great to see Romero doing well
Romero lost a year of his career last season at Manchester United last season and it is great to see him back on track.
It is a fairly unique position for Romero just to be first choice, having spent years as a back-up for David de Gea at Old Trafford.
While Romero knew exactly what he was getting into when he signed, it was clear that he was far too good just to be a number two.
The 34-year-old is a very good goalkeeper who is showing that United messed up by letting his contract wind down to lose him on a free transfer.
By combination of his high wages and a lack of pro-activity in trying to sell him, United let a good asset go for nothing. Romero is now moving on with his career, and it is clear he still has plenty more to offer.
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