Manchester United 0-0 Valencia: Sergio Romero fails to keep out Rodrigo strike

Image copyright PA Image caption Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at home to Valencia on Saturday means they have not won for two matches

Manchester United’s woes at home continued as goalkeeper Sergio Romero could not keep out a powerful strike from Italian forward Rodrigo.

United held on for a goalless draw with Valencia in the Europa League.

The England international is now only expected to start Wednesday’s EFL Cup game against Derby.

Romero was replaced by David de Gea in the League Cup win over Derby.

Romero was unable to keep a clean sheet for the fourth time in five matches in all competitions as his side let a two-goal lead slip against last season’s runners-up.

Had Sergio Romero stopped Rodrigo’s strike, Manchester United would have beaten Valencia at Old Trafford for the first time since 2011

“I think we played very well, but this is football,” said United manager Jose Mourinho.

“We made a huge effort, every single player of our team, playing from the first to the last minute.”

Manchester United, who last won back-to-back home games against Brighton and Newcastle at Old Trafford in March, go to Derby in the EFL Cup next Wednesday.

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