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Sergio Romero admits no one else wanted to sign him

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has admitted that no one else wanted him this summer following his move to Old Trafford, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The Argentine international moved to the Theatre of Dreams after leaving Italian outfit Sampdoria behind, and he's admitted that he owes Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal so much. 

Romero, of course, previously starred under the guidance of Van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar, with the Dutch boss having played an integral role in the 'keeper's development in the game. 

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Ultimately, then, Romero is seemingly overjoyed to be plying his trade in Manchester, as he looks to prove his credentials between the sticks. 

He stated: "I am back with my old manager and I am so happy. I owe Louis van Gaal so much. I will tell you what I told the boss the first time we worked together, that when you have an Argentine in your team, you get a never-give-up mentality.

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Incredible for Romero

"I find it incredible that I am now at this club after the year that I have had. I wasn’t wanted anywhere else, but I am coming towards the strongest and best part of my football life.

"It was Van Gaal who made me an international player.

"I will never forget the morning he told me that he had been speaking on the telephone to a certain Mr Maradona and that the coach of Argentina wanted to select me.

"I am so proud of where I stand today. My wife and my two kids are so proud. And I know for sure that my father, who is in heaven, is also proud."

Is he a No.1?

Of course, after two clean sheets on the bounce, the 'keeper has enjoyed a fine opening few weeks to life in Manchester, but is he really good enough to play week in, week out throughout the course of the season? 

Ultimately, despite relative success on the international scene, Romero has endured a tricky time at club level in recent years, so must find consistency sooner rather than later if he's going to succeed at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal, though, clearly trusts him, so perhaps he could surprise one or two in this huge season for the Red Devils.

Manchester United fans: Is Romero good enough to be your club's No.1 this season? Have your say below! 

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