Sergio Romero's growing case for United's number one role

Following on from some outstanding saves and a clean sheet in United’s victory against Wolves on Wednesday night, some fans have been calling for Sergio Romero to get the nod in the Premier League as well.

David De Gea has been United’s number one for best part of eight years now and he is greatly admired despite his occasional errors. Many felt he should have been named captain this week over Harry Maguire.

However this season has seen some unsightly errors from De Gea and led to questions about whether Romero’s form is deserving of a run in the Premier League side as well.

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The Spaniard’s mistake against Watford last month led to a 2-0 defeat for United, and since the start of last season, no Premier League player has made more mistakes leading to a goal than De Gea.

Romero by comparison, has kept six clean sheets in just eight appearances for United this season, and this led some fans on twitter to call for Romero to be given a chance at the role full-time.

Fans call for Romero

De Gea still star man

Other United fans pointed out that De Gea, the four time United player of the year, has made a huge contribution to the club and deserved to be captain after the club announced that Harry Maguire would be captain earlier today.

De Gea was heavily linked to Real Madrid in 2015, with the deal reportedly falling through after it took eight hours for Manchester United to send back the relevant paperwork.

However he has since signed a new deal in September last year, committing to the club until at least June 2023, and clearly still has a future as one of the club’s leaders and longest serving players.

The club has also made a habit of tweeting #DaveSaves in reference to the outstanding performances that the keeper has made.

He also holds the record for most saves in a Premier League match, making fourteen saves in United’s 3-1 win over Arsenal in 2017.

However there’s no doubting that Romero is putting in performances that will give Solskjaer some choices to make.

It would be a surprise if it came in this Sunday’s clash against arch-rivals Liverpool, but if De Gea makes another key error, the calls for Romero will grow louder.

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