Sergio Romero might not be everyone’s cup of tea in goal, but he definitely appears to be Louis van Gaal’s. The Dutchman signed the Argentina stopper in spite of the fact that he was used as Sampdoria’s backup goalkeeper last year, and it looks as though the 28-year-old might well be Manchester United’s first-choice this term. As a result Romero has credited Van Gaal as having saved his career, admitting that he found it difficult to find a new club having been released by Sampdoria in the summer. There’s a fair few United fans who are indifferent towards the South American, who endured a torrid time in the last Premier League fixture against Swansea. Meanwhile Roy Hodgson has claimed the injury sustained by Michael Carrick is ‘strange’ but he doesn’t think it’s that serious. The England manager said he didn’t believe the complaint, picked up in the warm-up against San Marino, was a long-term injury.