Manchester United still have yet to lose a game this season, despite moving on from David de Gea as their starting goalkeeper.
“I don’t think so because until now we don’t allow a lot of shots or moments in our penalty area,” Van Gaal said when asked if Romero can rise to the challenge.
“So I think he did very good saves but until now I think only maybe the save in Brugge (when United led 1-0) was very important.”
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The Argentine international was brought to Old Trafford on a free transfer deal, and Van Gaal has since decided that De Gea is not fit to start with the rapid transfer rumours surrounding him.
Despite Romero’s early success, Van Gaal is still questioning whether the goalie can perform against top-notch Premier League talent.
Romero has not been tested by the top talent in the league yet, as Man United have only had to face an underperforming Tottenham squad at best.
It remains to be seen whether the 28-year-old goalie can play more physical, as van Gaal is hoping to see.
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