In the first time in what feels like forever, everything coming out of Manchester United right now feels positive.
The post-Sir Alex Ferguson era has been tough for the Red Devils, but they appear to be rediscovering their mojo under Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
After a difficult start to the 2019/20 season, United have now produced three huge wins in the space of eight days.
And last night, that run was extended with a crushing 4-0 win over AZ Alkmaar to end their Europa League group stage campaign in style.
- The Premier League’s most valuable starting XI
- Mason Greenwood has scored more goals than Nicolas Pepe
- Man Utd lead the race to sign Erling Haaland in January
The game saw teenage prodigy Mason Greenwood add two more goals to his tally and it was also a special night for Sergio Romero.
United’s no-nonsense back-up goalkeeper made his 50th appearance for the club and the game yielded his 31st clean sheet between the sticks.
What a record that is. Romero delivers a clean sheet in 62% of his games for the club and that’s usually behind a makeshift defence!
It’s time to realise that United fans were bang on when they labelled the Argentine cult hero ‘the best back-up goalkeeper in world football’.
GiveMeSport’s Danny Ryan says:
There hasn’t been much coming out of United in recent years to spark envy from rivals, but Romero has certainly been a cause for that even during their darkest times.
What manager in the world wouldn’t want a second choice goalkeeper of such quality, who never complains about sitting behind David de Gea in the pecking order?
Barcelona tried it with Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen and it just didn’t work, but Romero is simply an anomaly.
The guy is a United legend!