Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has revealed the widescale changes that Jose Mourinho has implemented since his arrival at the club in July.
The Argentinian, who is an understudy to David de Gea at Old Trafford, had been speaking to United’s official website about the new era, and how Mourinho has been adding his own specific style upon his players game.
He said: “We’ve been working and training in a way that maybe in the past, we hadn’t been used to.
“We are doing lots of exercises in just one activity; we’re not just focusing on practising just one part of our game but we are aware that goalkeeper training nowadays is based more upon game situations. And we don’t limit ourselves to just one situation but we practise two or three of them together.
“For example, we make a pass and then we continue playing, and then according to whether the pass was executed well or badly, another ball might come in to play for which we have to be ready and waiting. Dependent upon this situation being concluded positively or not, we know that another ball might be on its way too.
“It’s all about widening the goalkeeper’s vision, and not limiting the keeper to just one situation but encouraging him to have a wider appreciation of what’s happening. And they certainly have that vision.
“So they are encouraging us be more watchful and aware that not every situation just ends with the first ball going dead. Whether you’ve made the right or wrong call, or even on many occasions if you’ve made the best save of the game, that ball might then go out for a corner, stay in play or even come off the post and fall straight to an opponent, and you then have to be ready for that next ball.”
Romero joined United in the summer of 2015 and made four appearances amidst the rumours that David de Gea would depart the club for Real Madrid.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.