Romero: LVG saved me from the scrapheap

Date published: Tuesday 8th September 2015 1:27

Sergio Romero

Sergio Romero: Ready to fight David de Gea for No 1 shirt

Sergio Romero has thanked Louis van Gaal for bringing him to Manchester United after admitting he was ‘struggling’ to find a new club this summer.

Van Gaal moved to sign the 28-year-old free agent in late July, and he has played in each of United’s six games so far this season in the absence of wantaway keeper David de Gea.

Romero has admitted that before the Red Devils came calling, he was struggling to find new suitors.

“I am very grateful to Van Gaal. I found it difficult to find a new club, even though I had played well at the World Cup and the Copa America,” Romero told La Nacion.

Romero has also thanked Van Gaal for the faith he has shown in him so far this season. De Gea’s imminent return is not fazing the Argentinian, however, who is following to fight for his starting place at “the biggest club in the world”.

“I do not have the feeling that I am the undisputed No.1 already, but I do feel a lot of support from the technical staff.

“It is very important for a goalkeeper to feel the support of the coach. You don’t rotate goalkeepers. You either start or have to settle for a spot on the bench. There is no third option. And Van Gaal is giving me the confidence I need.

“Although I missed part of pre-season, I immediately started playing for the biggest club in the world, because that is what Manchester United are,” he added.

“Playing for United is like a dream come true and I hope it will not end any time soon.”

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