Sergio Romero’s plight at Old Trafford has left “a number of Manchester United players” disappointed with the club’s stance.
ESPN report that United’s dressing room have expressed their sympathy with Romero’s situation, “with many to feel he has been unfairly frozen out”.
His wife made it clear last week that they were not happy with the goalkeeper’s treatment by the club. Eliana Guercio took to Instagram to demand “respect” for her husband.
Romero, 33, has been at Old Trafford for five years and has performed admirably as David de Gea’s deputy in that time.
The Argentinian, who is currently in his homeland during the international break, has seen himself drop down the pecking order.
The return of Dean Henderson to the club has seen the England international installed as the main rival for De Gea’s No.1 jersey.
Romero has also been omitted from the Champions League squad after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chose Lee Grant, 37, as the third goalkeeper in the list submitted to UEFA last week.
Things started going wrong before that though because Romero was axed from the FA Cup semi-final team and the XI that lined up against Sevilla in the Europa League semi-final.
He had played in every game, bar two, before the last-four showdown with Sevilla and he was said to be ‘heartbroken’ at missing out.
“Of course it’s difficult to make [a decision] when Sergio has played well. He’s never let us down, or himself down – he’s such a professional guy. But David has been really good in training and he’s so ready,” said Solskjaer at the time.
United’s £10m valuation
“He saved us against Sevilla last time and I hope he proves to make the difference for us. It’s a privilege to have two good goalkeepers.”
Romero was also dropped against Chelsea in the FA Cup, despite playing in all five previous games last season.
It led to the experienced stopper looking for a move over the summer.
United officials wanted £10m, as per ESPN, for the keeper and refused to budge on that asking price.
Instead Everton scrambled to bring in support for Jordan Pickford and eventually signed Robin Olsen on loan from Roma.