Romero compared with Man Utd legend Edwin van der Sar

Manchester United goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis has compared goalie Sergio Romero to club legend Edwin Van der Sar.

Hartis has hailed the Argentine’s progress even at the age of 33, and has likened his mentality to that of the club’s legendary goalkeeper.

“He [Romero] is obviously an experienced goalkeeper. He’s an international goalkeeper who has played in a World Cup final. I’ve found him to be extremely hard working. Very robust emotionally,” Man United’s goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis has told Manchester United’s official website.

“He turns up to work every day and looks to better himself. Even now, at 33, he’s looking to make improvements to some fundamentals of his game, which is really refreshing.

“Good players adapt, so as players get a little bit older and the body slows down a little bit, the brain speeds up more. Sergio’s showing that adaptability. His thirst for knowledge means that he wants to come and see his clips after training, after the games, he’s still striving to improve, to be the best he can be.

“What that does is, for him, it gives him that level of consistency around his performance.

“He’s a very professional guy. He takes his work seriously. I think since I’ve been back here he’s only missed one training session, so he’s on the grass, doing what’s asked of him, every single day.

“His mentality fits in with the other top keepers that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. Edwin van der Sar was like that. Sergio fits in with an elite-level goalkeeper.”

Sergio Romero has been United’s first-choice goalkeeper in the Europa League. The Argentine has made 16 appearances, keeping an impressive 11 clean sheets.