Manchester United failed to display what was expected of them yet again as their clash with Wolves in the FA Cup third round ended with a score line of 0-0.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to rotate the squad in order to preserve the stamina of his key assets with a fixture against Manchester City around the corner. Consequently, the match didn’t see much highlighted moments with both sides performing lower than their usual standards.
Nevertheless, one of the United players who caught attention owing to his performance in the game happened to be Sergio Romero. David De Gea was benched as the Argentina international guarded the Mancunian’s post. And in a surprising turn of events, the 32-year-old was awarded the man of the match title, polishing his decent reputation further.
Claiming the clean sheet definitely required his help, especially in the 12th minute when he displayed quality reflexes to palm Matt Doherty’s shot away from the goal.
In the second half the talented goalkeeper scared the supporters by going down with an apparent injury. But providing solace to the defence line, the United no.22 got back up without too much trouble. And later on, he kept showing his tenacity by handling the shots of the opposition with ease.
The Argentine has registered 33 clean sheets from 52 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils which’s an appreciable stat. Consequently, the club manager was all supportive of him while attending the post-match interview.
Be that as it may, the Mancunian supporters are also overwhelmed by the goalkeeper’s performance last night. Subsequently, Twitter is now being flooded with praises highlighting his dazzling accomplishments.
— Gibson Kerosi (@gibkerosi) January 5, 2020
It's fair that Sergio Romero keeps his place in the first team after his performance tonight. De Gea as much as I like him he needs a break pic.twitter.com/RLdI8IiGxN
— Jude Obieze (@JudeObieze) January 4, 2020