The Argentine international joined the Red Devils in the summer and has so far played every minute of United’s season to date after Louis van Gaal made the decision that De Gea was not in the right mindset to play.
De Gea looked set to make his dream move to the Bernabeu after the two clubs agreed a deal, but the move did not eventuate after required paperwork was sent one minute past the European transfer deadline.
The 24-year-old is now expected to be brought back into the first-team fold by Van Gaal, but Romero hinted that he was keen to keep hold of his spot in the starting XI.
“”Playing for United is a dream and if God helps me this dream will never end,” Romero is quoted as saying by Daily Express.
“As I have been saying: I have to thank Van Gaal for trusting me.
“But let me tell you, I don’t think that the goalkeeper spot in United is already mine.
“I do know that I have a huge support from Van Gaal and his staff.”
Romero spoke of the importance of the support he has received from the Dutch boss.
“Although I had not done a pre-season, I started playing for the biggest club in the world,” Romero said.
“It’s important for a goalkeeper to have this support. That is because there is no rotation between goalkeepers — a goalkeeper starts or he is benched.
“They are the only two choices — there is not a third one. And Van Gaal has given me his trust.”
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