Argentinean goalkeeper Sergio Romero was outstanding for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in the Barclays Premier League, his debut appearance for the club after joining this summer from Sampdoria on a free transfer.
However, former United ‘keeper Mark Bosnich has hailed the 28-year-old who single-handedly help United preserve their 1-0 lead after Kyle Walker’s own goal at Old Trafford with series of ‘excellent’ saves.
Romero did not feature for the Red Devils on their U.S.A pre-season tour games due to his role with Argentina at the Copa America in Chile, but he managed to keep a clean slate today and Bosnich was full of adulation for him.
“I thought Sergio Romero was excellent,” Bosnich told Fox Sport Australia.
“People will talk about a nervous start, well David de Gea also had a nervous start to his United career.
“He’s still getting used to his team-mates, so his distribution isn’t going to be spot on. But as the game wore on it was really good.
“He made some good saves in the second-half. Did well with the crosses of Tottenham and made himself very difficult to beat.
“You arrive on a free transfer, knowing you’re not to be the No1. Yet, you’re thrust into the first game of the season in front of your home crowd.
“So I thought he did very well.”
Late on in United’s serendipitous win over Mauricio Pochettino’s side, Romero pulled off two saves in quick succession to deny Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.