Sergio Romero is ready to battle for Manchester United's number one spot

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Sergio Romero is taking nothing for granted at Manchester United and knows he faces a battle for the number one spot at Old Trafford.

The Argentine goalkeeper was picked up on a free transfer after his contract with Sampdoria expired, and the uncertainty over David de Gea's future meant he was shoved straight into action.

Romero was signed by Louis van Gaal 12 days before the season kicked off, and was between the sticks for the opening day fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.


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However, the 28-year-old knows he faces a battle to retain the number one spot for the Red Devils after De Gea's move to Real Madrid collapsed

United's two-time player of the year could return to the starting line-up for the fixture against Liverpool, but Romero will not give up without a fight.

The Argentina number one told the Sun: “Playing for United is a dream and if God helps me this dream will never end. As I have been saying: I have to thank Van Gaal for trusting me.

“But let me tell you, I don’t think that the goalkeeper spot in United is already mine. I do know that I have a huge support from Van Gaal and his staff.

“Although I had not done a pre-season, I started playing for the biggest club in the world.

“It’s important for a goalkeeper to have this support. That is because there is no rotation between goalkeepers — a goalkeeper starts or he is benched. They are the only two choices — there is not a third one and Van Gaal has given me his trust.”


Romero kept clean sheets in his first three Premier League matches for United, but was hardly tested. 

His first real challenge came against Swansea City and he failed to impress. The Argentinian was at fault for both of Swansea's goals in the 2-1 defeat.

He should have done better with Andre Ayew's header and his positioning was all wrong for Bafetimbi Gomis' winner. 

With De Gea's short-term future sorted, it seems likely the Spaniard will return straight to action, but there will be question marks over his mental state. 

If the 24-year-old is in the right frame of mind then there is no doubt he should be in goal for the visit of Liverpool, but it would come as no surprise to see Van Gaal stick with Romero.

Who should be in goal for the visit of Liverpool, Romero or De Gea? Have your say below!

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