Man United players disappointed with Romero’s treatment

A number of Manchester United players have expressed disappointment at the treatment of the goalkeeper Sergio Romero, sources told ESPN.

Romero fell down the pecking order at Old Trafford after returning from Dean Henderson but was billed for a move on deadline day due to United’s insistence on fees of around £ 10million.

– Insider Notebook: Man United special transfers

The 33-year-old, a popular squad member, is expected to return to Manchester after a hiatus in Argentina, but will likely not find any prospects for first-team football until at least January while No.1s David De Gea and Henderson share functions in the Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup.

It comes just months after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer surprised United’s dressing room by omitting Romero from the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and the Europa League semi-final against Sevilla last season, despite the choice of the Argentina international for the majority of matches in both competitions up to this point.

Romero was also excluded from this Champions League squad after Solskjaer chose 37-year-old Lee grant as the third goalkeeper on the list submitted to UEFA. This led to members of the United dressing room expressing sympathy for Romero’s situation and many felt he had been unfairly frozen after five years of service.

Everton were keen to sign Romero on deadline day but were unwilling to match United’s asking price and opted for the Sweden international instead. Robin olsen on a one-season loan deal from AS Roma to compete with top pick Jordan pickford.

Romero has made 61 appearances since arriving from Sampdoria in 2015, keeping 39 cleansheets and conceding 27 goals. He has a year’s contract left, while United could also trigger an option to extend him until 2022.

His failure to secure a move on deadline day prompted his wife Eliana Guercio to post an emotional post on Instagram.

“It’s a very sad day because he wished he had the chance to go to another club,” she wrote. “He worked hard every day for this because he gives everything for United and I think his chances of playing for United have diminished.

“It doesn’t feel right to me. It doesn’t sound honest, professional or serious that they have to let him go. I’m very sad about it.”

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