It seems Louis van Gaal knew what he was doing when he signed Sergio Romero last summer…
When the initial news broke that Manchester United had completed the signing of the Argentine international, many reacted with raised eyebrows believing that Romero was far from the standard required at Manchester United.
However, with David de Gea looking destined to head for Real Madrid last August, Romero was all lined up to become the Red Devils number one.
As it happened, the De Gea deal fell through for reasons that no one is really sure of and Romero ended up pushed back onto the United bench.
However, after a surprise and rather worrying injury to David de Gea in the warm up, Romero was drafted into the starting XI at the final hour and by god has he taken his chance with both hands (pardon the pun).
Having made two fantastic saves in the first half, Romero pulled off what was arguably the save of the season fifteen minutes into the second half. A great ball into the box had the Argentine facing a point blank header from 6 yards out that he somehow managed to get a hand to and push past the post.
This was truly one of the greatest saves we’ve seen in some time and you can check out the miraculous diving effort below.