Liverpool legend backs new Man United signing to shine for Red Devils

David James is full of praise for Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero

David James believes that Manchester United have made an astute acquisition in the form of goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

The Argentine shot-stopper moved to Old Trafford on a free transfer over the summer after leaving Serie A side Sampdoria.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper has already filled in for David De Gea on a number of occasions this season, with the shot-stopper having made seven appearances in all competitions for Louis van Gaal’s men so far this term.

And former Liverpool star James feels that Romero is a top signing for the Red Devils.

James told United’s website: “I think Sergio Romero is a great goalkeeper. The signing went under the radar a little but I like him and I think the goalkeeper position at United is strong. I just hope Liverpool fans aren’t reading this!”

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James also went on to praise first-choice goalkeeper De Gea and underlined the importance of the Red Devils keeping hold of the Spain international.

He continued: “I think David is a wonderful goalkeeper.

“United needed him to stay at the club in order to challenge for the title and he has kept five or six clean sheets already in the league this season.

“I was a big admirer of him when he was at Atletico. He got unwarranted criticism for his strength in the air at first but he’s sorted that out himself and he looks confident and composed. He also has 10 players in front of him who are very capable, so it puts United in a good position.

United return to Premier League action with a trip to Watford on Saturday lunchtime. The Red Devils beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in their most recent outing before the international break.

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