Manchester United have confirmed that Sergio Romero is likely to start against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday amid an injury blow to number one goalkeeper David De Gea.
Romero, 32, has only played eight times across all competitions for United in the last two seasons but it looks as though he could earn his first Premier League outing since May 2018 when Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Manchester at the weekend.
Man United’s official Twitter account posted on Thursday that the rarely-seen goalkeeper could be called into action by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the North-West derby showdown.
It's likely Sergio Romero will be called into action on Sunday with @D_DeGea ruled out through injury…
…here are five times the Argentinian has impressed in the past ?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2019
Although De Gea is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, being without him is not exactly the biggest concern that Man United should have going into their match against Liverpool. Solskjaer’s side is struggling to keep clean sheets, struggling to create chances, struggling to score and struggling to win. It is no shock that the Norwegian manager has found himself under pressure, especially after the abject performance by his side in the last match before the international break when Man United lost 1-0 against struggling Newcastle. The fact that De Gea is not going to play is a blow but the bigger blow for United is that they won’t have Paul Pogba in the midfield. That is where these games are won and lost, in that midfield battle. Liverpool have players like Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum and club captain Jordan Henderson who will step up on Sunday. Man United have Scott McTominay, who has been one of their best players this season, but is still very inexperinced.