Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 World Cup: Mourinho reveals goalkeeper Argentina will use against Nigeria

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that his second-choice goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, with be in between the poles when Argentina face Nigeria and other countries in a crucial Group D game at the 2018 World Cup.

If this is true, it would be the third time the goalkeeper has started for the two-time world champions against the Super Eagles at the World Cup.

He was in action at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups against the Super Eagles.

Addressing reporters on Thursday ahead of United’s FA Cup clash against Derby County, the Portuguese gaffer said Romero will start against Derby County ahead of Spaniard David De Gea.

He told manutd.com, ”I’m going to play Romero because Romero is a top, top goalkeeper and he deserves to play, David deserves a rest.

“And Romero’s going to be the Argentina goalkeeper in the World Cup in a few months, so for all what Romero means to us, Romero plays and I am going to play what I consider to be a very strong team.”

The last time Nigeria played Argentina was in a friendly match in November 2017, in Russia and the 30-year-old Romero watched from the bench for the entirety of the Super Eagles 4-2 win.

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