Sergio Romero speaking during a press conference.

Romero: I want to stay here as long as possible

Wednesday 11 December 2019 14:25

Sergio Romero has said he wants to remain at Manchester United for as long as he possibly can.

The goalkeeper is one of the Reds’ longest-serving players having joined in 2015, but, in that time, the Argentinian has predominantly played back-up to our no.1 David De Gea.

Despite that, Romero insists he loves playing for United and admits he is fulfilling a boyhood dream every time he represents the Reds.
“When you get the chance to play for the greatest club in the world, and the chance to wear this shirt, it’s almost like fulfilling a dream - a dream coming true,” the 32-year-old said during Wednesday’s press conference, ahead of our Europa League clash with AZ Alkmaar the following day.

“So it’s something you’re not going to turn down. When I got the chance to come to Manchester United, it wasn’t that I accepted that I was only going to play just a few games. It’s not your intention to be second choice and, when [Louis] van Gaal gave me the opportunity, I grabbed it.

“Here, within this club, both the staff and the players are one big family and we have goals: to fight hard every time we go out onto the field, to try to win trophies, to keep our fans happy.

“I’ve spent four fantastic years at this club,” he added. “So much so that I want to stay here as long as I possibly can. If I was playing more regularly and featuring in more games, I would be the happiest goalkeeper and person in the world.

“But the fact that I’m still playing the odd game here and there, I’m still very happy with my situation because I’m at a great club which I want to stay at.”

Sergio could be in line to feature on Thursday against his former side, when we take on the Dutch club at Old Trafford.

Our no.22 has played three games for the Reds in the Europa League this campaign and kept a clean sheet on each occasion.

Another shut-out this week would ensure United finish top of our Europa League group, as the Reds need just a point from the final match to guarantee first place.

Romero: I’m always ready Video

Romero: I’m always ready

The Argentinian goalkeeper told reporters he is always prepared to play for United...

Romero was asked about the challenge of not playing regularly, but said part of his role as a back-up goalkeeper is to be ready when called upon.

“It’s not easy,” he said. “But I work every day for this and for my chance to play. I am ready for this moment. I think in the last four years, for me, I was in a difficult situation because I had played for the national team for 10 years. But I am ready.

“I work every day for this, for the chance. I try to do my best and when you have David in front [of you], in the last year, David is the best goalkeeper in the world and this is difficult.

“But, I work and I am happy in the best club in the world. When I was young I saw Manchester United many times and I said: ‘One day I want to play for this club’. And now I am here and I am happy. When I get my chance, I do my best.”

Reading this in our app? If not, you might miss some exclusive features not found on Download the Official App here.