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The experienced Argentine shot-stopper was among eight players let go by United on Friday, along with fellow first-team goalkeeper Joel Pereira.
Romero's departure from United had been inevitable, with the 34-year-old having not played for the Red Devils in the whole of the 2020/21 campaign after Dean Henderson returned from his loan spell at Sheffield United and tussled it out with De Gea for the No.1 shirt.
His last outing came in the Europa League against Copenhagen in August 2020 and his £3.5 million mansion was put up for sale earlier this year.
De Gea, who worked closely with Romero ever since he joined in 2015, wished him well in his next move but the sentence, "You deserve to be treated well in your new challenge" would appear to be referencing the way in which he was frozen out at Old Trafford.
Good luck, Chiqui! I wish you success, my friend. You deserve to be treated well in your new challenge. Enjoy pic.twitter.com/vL6OdTUFwG- David de Gea (@D_DeGea) June 5, 2021
The former Sampdoria man looked to set to join Everton on transfer deadline day in October but the move was blocked by United.
That prompted Romero's other half Eliana Guercio to slam the club in a post on Instagram. Feeling he has been disrespected, she correctly pointed out that he was the man in between the sticks for United's last trophy.
"Sergio Romero worked hard for this club," Eliana wrote.
"Last trophy they won, they lifted it with him. He helped the team reach four finals / semi-finals and then he was on the bench only to lose them all.
"It is time for them to return the opportunity and let him go. RESPECT FOR ONCE!!!!"
Sergio Romero's wife takes a massive swipe at Manchester United on her Instagram.- SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 5, 2020
"It is time for them to return the opportunity and let him go." pic.twitter.com/x3ZOznoYVf
Romero played 61 times for United, winning the FA Cup, EFL Cup, Community Shield and Europa League during his five-year stint.
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