Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Sergio Romero will start in goal for Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie against Wolves at Molineux.
The Argentine No2 will step in for David De Gea, who has made several key mistakes in recent weeks.
Solskjaer is expected to make changes to his depleted squad for the tough fixture, with one eye on the mouthwatering Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.
“Sergio will play and he will be in goal,” the United manager said in his pre-match press conference, as quoted by ManUtd.com.
“He has been fantastic when he has played. He has played in the Carabao Cup a couple of times and he has played in Europe, so he is keeping his record up with those games.
“He has not played enough, for his liking, but whenever he has been called upon, he has always produced.”
Romero has almost always been a reliable back up for David De Gea over the years and is deserving of his regular place in the cup competitions. Some United fans think the 32-year-old has even warranted starts ahead of the Spaniard in the league. He is certainly more commanding of his area than De Gea who has been at fault for goals from crosses in recent weeks.
On-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson is in fine form at high-flying Sheffield United and it will be interesting to see how Romero’s future unfolds when he returns and fights for the number one spot next season.