Sergio Romero saves penalty as Man United draw at Southampton

Paola Ditto
Mag 20, 2017

It's important to focus on our last game.

Their goalkeeper Sergio Romero shone as he saved a barrage of hard shots, including an early Manolo Gabbiadini penalty and a ferocious Dusan Tadic free kick in the second half as the Saints failed to score at home in a fourth successive game.

Regular number one De Gea continues to be linked with Real Madrid, but Mourinho insisted he is keen to keep the Spaniard.

When asked when De Gea would next play for United, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "I think the first match in pre-season against Los Angeles".

José Mourinho, United coach I think we worked well, we played well; we could have lost as Romero made some unbelievable saves but we could have won as we had probably the two biggest chances. Hopefully we don't have problems with these two keepers.

De Gea was left out of United's squad for Wednesday's 0-0 draw at Southampton, with Romero earning man-of-the-match honours in his absence.

He also said he had made no attempt to request a change in date because he is convinced it would be rejected, adding "I hope you don't kill me when you see my team". "There is a good tradition of goalkeepers in both countries".

Mourinho says he will field a team of kids against Palace and even begged Palace counterpart Sam Allardyce to go easy on them. "So in relation to that, we are in safe gloves".

And Mourinho said that, despite an imperfect display, he was pleased with his side's desire to prove themselves ahead of the Ajax clash - signalling out Romero for individual praise.

"We played a good team, a team who tried to win and tried to finish well", Mourinho said after visiting goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved a barrage of hard shots, including Manolo Gabbiadini's fifth-minute penalty. "They showed me they want to be an option for the (Europa League) final". Sergio had a very good performance - more than very good. European opponents, I've noticed, struggle to understand Fellaini's style, nearly as if they're encountering a new species for the first time, and his bombastic presence against Ajax could very easily lob a spanner in the works, as they say.

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