Zorya Luhansk fans throw flare onto pitch, explodes near Man Utd keeper Sergio Romero

Close call

Romero in action in the Europa League
Romero in action in the Europa League

Sergio Romero makes rare start

Since signing for Manchester United, Sergio Romero has had to content himself with playing second fiddle to number 1 goalkeeper David De Gea.

And given that De Gea is continually establishing himself as one of the world’s best keepers, Romero seems to have readily accepted his understudy role.

That said, he is Argentina’s number 1 keeper, and he’s obviously like to play more often.

He’s only played a handful of games since signing, and was given a rare start for tonight’s Europa League game against Zorya Luhansk.

Flare explodes next to United keeper

Apart from a few wobbles in his first few games, Romero has been pretty solid for United.

He produced a couple of brilliant saves in the last Europa League outing against Feyenoord, and he pulled off a couple of solid saves as well tonight.

But perhaps his most impressive save was dodging the flare that was thrown down into his goalmout – it landed just yards away from the Argentine before loudly exploding.

Flare going off next to Romero
Flare going off next to Romero
Flare going off next to Romero
Flare going off next to Romero
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