Rio Ferdinand: This Man United star is underrated

Rio Ferdinand explains why he is a big fan of Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand believes that Sergio Romero deserves a lot of credit for his role in helping Manchester United to win the Europa League trophy.

The Argentina shot-stopper was installed as Jose Mourinho’s number one between the posts in Europe this season and he kept another clean sheet as the Red Devils beat Ajax 2-0 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm to win the title.

Romero has been a consistent performer for the Red Devils and has shown himself as being capable of challenging for the number one spot at Old Trafford along with David De Gea.

And Ferdinand believes that the goalkeeper deserves large amounts of praise for his contribution to Manchester United’s first season under Mourinho.

Speaking to BT Sport, former Manchester United defender Ferdinand said: “He has shown in this competition [the Europa League] he is good enough. He has made some crucial saves at crucial times in these big games.

“He is a big reason why they’ve got to this stage in the tournament. You can’t point the finger at him about anything. He has come in and been composed. Don’t forget he is Argentina’s number one goalkeeper.”

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Manchester United secured their spot in the group stage of next season’s Champions League thanks to their win over Ajax in the Europa League final last week.

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