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‘Sergio Romero as good as Ederson and Alisson with his feet’: David James lauds Red Devils reserve goalkeeper

In the absence of United’s preferred goalkeeper David de Gea, who limped off during Spain’s Euro 2020 Qualifier match against Sweden, Romero will keep the goal for the Red Devils against Liverpool.

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Former England goalkeeper David James feels that Manchester United backup shot-stopper Sergio Romero is as good with the ball at his feet as Ederson and Alisson.

It is to note that in the absence of United’s preferred goalkeeper David de Gea, who limped off during Spain’s Euro 2020 Qualifier match against Sweden, Romero will keep the goal for the Red Devils in Sunday’s Premier League clash against table-toppers Liverpool.

“I’ve analysed him and there are a few ‘keepers who are highly-rated who just put the ball out there in a general area. But he’s as good as Ederson and Alisson using his left foot and right foot,” James told Goal.

“David de Gea is, of course, the number one, but I looked at Romero when Manchester United bought him and I was amazed at how good the guy is with his feet – then I saw an improvement in De Gea.

“What you tend to find is when you’ve got two ‘keepers or two players training with each other day in, day out, you start picking up positive habits from the other player.”

Talking about De Gea, the 28-year-old was forced to move out of the ground owing to his injury in the 60th minute during Spain’s European Championship Qualifier against Sweden which finished 1-1. David de Gea was then replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Spain manager Robert Moreno later revealed that David sustained an adductor injury which was why he had to be taken off.

“De Gea was treated at the break and decided to continue. He has a puncture in the abductor,” Moreno said after the match.

Manchester United are currently placed 12th in the Premier League table and would need to play out of their skins against an opponent that has won all their matches in the season so far.