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Man United goalkeeper wants to leave club in January to secure World Cup spot

The reliable shot-stopper is worried his lack of game time is harming his World Cup chances

It’s always nice when you’ve got a reliable goalkeeper sitting on the bench. 

After all, you never know when you’re first choice shot-stopper is going to get injured.


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Sorry, Joe

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Sorry, Joe

And for Manchester United, there’s not many better guys to have warming the bench that Sergio Romero.

Since joining United as a free agent in 2015, the 30-year-old has made just six appearances in the Premier League, but is generally their first-choice shot-stopper in cup matches.

Last season, he was also Jose Mourinho’s go-to guy in their Europa League campaign.

Romero was solid during United’s Europa League campaign last season

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Romero was solid during United’s Europa League campaign last season

Unfortunately for the Argentinian, that’s probably as good as it’s going to get – with the mighty David de Gea ahead of him in the pecking order.

Considering DDG is widely considered one of the best ‘keepers in the world right now, he doesn’t stand much of a chance of breaking into the starting line-up on a regular basis.

Romero and Joel Pereira can’t topple De Gea

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Romero and Joel Pereira can’t topple De Gea

With his continuing lack of regular game-time, the former AZ Alkmaar and Sampdoria stopper says he wants to leave the club in January, with his place as Argentina’s No 1 severely under threat from Real Sociedad’s Geronimo Rulli.

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli has reportedly told his squad that they need to be getting regular football or face the chance of not making his 23-man squad for the World Cup.

According to a source close to the player, Romero has had offers from the Premier League, Argentina and Spain.


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