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Sergio Romero is back in training with Manchester United, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting that he was looking to find a new club during the January transfer window.
The Argentina international has played back-up to David de Gea for each of the last five seasons, but slipped down the pecking order following the return of Dean Henderson.
The 33-year-old spent time back in South America over the new year, but he has now returned to Manchester with a new found desire to impress – according to his manager.
“Sergio is working hard, training. He’s in the group. Of course he lost a lot of training early on in the season,” said Solskjaer on Friday.
“He joined us very late after having some time back home and over Christmas as well. He’s had some time back in Argentina with his family.
“He’s working with the keepers but, of course, with Dean and Lee [Grant] and David, it’s more difficult to get into the match squad.”
While Romero is set to leave United without making another appearance, he can exit with a proud record of 39 clean sheets across 61 appearances, conceding only 27 goals.
Solskjaer said of Romero and Marcos Rojo in January: “Both of them have contracts until the summer and they're not going to be extended.
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“So, we're looking for them to find clubs, Marcos has been given time to go home, so he's still in Argentina, Sergio has been back home as well to see his family but he’s back in England now.
"They're professionals, they’re working hard and they’re ready if they are called in for us, they will be ready.
“Of course, Marcos will have to travel and do the quarantine before.”
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