It is tough to feel that Manchester United have done right by Sergio Romero over the past few months.

Despite being unofficially designated as the club’s cup goalkeeper, he was dropped for three semi-finals last season. United lost all of them.

Then after Dean Henderson was brought back into the fold after loan, Romero lost his place on the bench.

The goalkeeper was denied a move during the summer transfer window. Perhaps there just were not any sensible offers, but it felt as though United should have granted him an exit.

For the first time this season, Romero has been pictured back in training at Carrington.

The club website reported Romero was working with goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis, along with Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop.

Both De Gea and Henderson are on international duty at present.

The Times reported in September that United wanted to keep Romero just in case Henderson sought out a loan in January.

ESPN reported this again this week, noting that Henderson could seek a loan in the second half of the season to boost his international chances for Euro 2021.

So far he has been unable to replace a rejuvenated David de Gea, playing just three matches, none in the Premier League.

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So Romero could have some part to play in the second half of the season. Perhaps even a very important one.

He is too good really to be a second choice, let alone a third option. But it is at least nice to see him back in training once again.

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