The back-up goalkeeper stepped up to deny Manolo Gabbiadini’s effort at St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday
Sergio Romero has become the first Manchester United goalkeeper to save a penalty since October 2014.
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Filling in for David de Gea, the Argentina international kept out Manolo Gabbiadini’s effort in the sixth minute of United’s game against Southampton on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Stadium.
8 – Sergio Romero is the 8th @ManUtd keeper to save a PL penalty; only Man City (11), Aston Villa (10) & Southampton (9) have more. Stopper. pic.twitter.com/tf67YajTAr
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 17, 2017
Romero became the eighth Red Devils goalkeeper to stop a penalty in the Premier League — a number only bested by Manchester City (11), Aston Villa (10) and Southampton (9).
The 30-year-old is slated to start when United face Ajax in the Europa League final May 24 in Stockholm.