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Romero pulled off a quality save.

Sergio Romero produces top class saves for Manchester United against FC FC Midtjylland

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David de Gea went down with an injury during the warm up for Manchester United's Europa League game against FC Midtjylland, which meant back-up Sergio Romero was forced into action.

Few Red Devils fans would have been pleased to see the former Sampdoria man again - he's not been seen since Louis van Gaal's side drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup back in October after a string of shaky performances and De Gea's return from injury.

So imagine their surprise when Romero turned out to be, actually, pretty good in the first half and produce two good saves.

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With just 11 minutes on the clock he was forced to get down quickly to Kian Hansen's low header, and then the Argentine went one better when he thwarted Vaclav Kadlec after the striker was put through clear on goal.

Moments after that gilt-edged chance, Memphis Depay opened the scoring to give Manchester United a crucial away goal in the 37th minute.

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It wasn't the prettiest strike, but the former PSV Eindhoven winger bundled home his first goal since November to give his side the lead just 58 seconds after the home team should have gone 1-0 up.

However the joy on the Manchester United bench was short lived; on the stroke of half-time, Pione Sisto's low shot was deflected beyond Romero into the net, getting the home support at The Herning Arena off their feet.

The two sides meet again in the second leg at Old Trafford next Thursday, but before then, Manchester United will be hoping to establish a comfortable lead.

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