Sergio Romero’s wife took to Instagram to blast Manchester United after the goalkeeper was unable to secure a move away from Old Trafford on Monday.
The Argentinian goalkeeper was expecting to leave Manchester United on Monday, having fallen down the pecking order this season.
Romero has spent several seasons as David de Gea’s backup but, with Dean Henderson returning to the club, opportunities will be few and far between for Romero this season.
As a result, Romero had been linked with Everton, but no move came to fruition before Monday’s deadline expired.
Romero could still move to a lower-league side, as the window remains open for Football League sides, but there will be few teams in the lower divisions that would be able to afford the goalkeeper’s wages.
That means that Romero seems likely to remain at Manchester United, even after his wife, Eliana Guercio, took to social media to express her hopes that he could move on.
“Sergio Romero worked hard for his club. Last trophy they won, they lifted it with him. He helped the team [reach] 4 finals/semifinals, and then he was left on the bench only to lose them all. It is time to return the opportunity and let him go. RESPECT FOR ONCE.”
Romero originally joined Manchester United in 2015, having previously featured for the likes of Monaco, Sampdoria and AZ Alkmaar after moving to Europe from Racing in his native Argentina.
He’s made only seven Premier League appearances for the club in five seasons, but has featured in 61 total games as he’s established himself as Man Utd’s cup goalkeeper.
Romero has featured 23 times in the Europa League, with 12 of those starts coming in the club’s run to the title in 2015-16.
During his time at Manchester United, Romero has also lifted an FA Cup, Carabao Cup and a Community Shield.
Manchester United currently sit 16th in the Premier League, having lost two of their first three games to start the domestic campaign.