Manchester United will make Sergio Romero their No 1 goalkeeper if David de Gea leaves Old Trafford
- Manchester United’s contract talks with David de Gea have hit a wall
- But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not spend big if the Spaniard leaves in the summer
- He will promote Sergio Romero and monitor Dean Henderson’s progress
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also survey homegrown talent Dean Henderson, who is set to rejoin newly promoted Sheffield United, for another year as he gains Premier League experience.
De Gea has a year remaining on his present contract but talks have reached an impasse with the Spaniard asking for wages in the region of £350,000-a-week.
Sergio Romero will step up and replace David de Gea if he leaves Manchester United
Talks over a new contract with De Gea have hit a wall with PSG watching on with interest
French champions PSG are keeping an eye on how the situation unfolds.
And while United have considered Ajax’s Andre Onana, Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen and Everton’s Jordan Pickford as replacements, Solskjaer will instead stick with what he has at his disposal.
Argentina international Romero has made 44 appearances since arriving at United in 2015, when transfer speculation was also engulfing De Gea.
There were calls for De Gea to be dropped for Romero as form dipped at the end of the season
Romero even started the first six matches of United’s season under Louis van Gaal but when a move to Real Madrid failed to materialise for De Gea, he was returned to the starting line-up.
Solskjaer resisted calls to drop De Gea for Romero towards the end of their 2018-19 campaign after a number of error-strewn displays.
Mistakes by De Gea against Everton, Manchester City and Chelsea led to dropped points that curtailed United’s hopes of finishing in the Champions League places.
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