Lots of Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Oriol Romeu, after the Spaniard excelled in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
The former Chelsea man was making just his fourth league start of the campaign, but his defensive work in front of the back four was pivotal in the Saints picking up such an impressive result – especially seeing as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side had just 10 men for the final 17 minutes having had Kevin Danso sent off for two yellow cards.
Romeu made a whopping seven tackles, two interceptions and one clearance on a day where the 27-year-old truly impressed the Southampton fans on Twitter.
One supporter said that the midfielder was immense against the Red Devils, whilst another thinks that he should have a new nickname after managing to keep Paul Pogba in his pocket.
Let’s take a look at what the Saints fans on Twitter have been saying about the Spaniard…
— Jack Kennard (@jack_kennard) August 31, 2019
Think Oriel Romeu was magnificent today, was in on everything & hassled Pogba relentlessly. Think his new nickname should be the ‘Silencer’!! ?
Big point & a great performance 2nd half. Shame it’s a international break, could do without it #SaintsFC
— James Simon (@GiveAndGo1212) August 31, 2019
Romeu was excellent today. Think we missed Bertrand going forward but good result to take in to the break #saintsfc
— Kingsland Corner (@KingslandCorner) August 31, 2019
Romeu MOM for me, bossed the middle by breaking up play and ball winning via headers and tackles, also very rarely gives the ball away #saintsfc
— Oaks (@samoakley88) August 31, 2019
Best performance of the season so far today. Vestergaard and Romeu fantastic… Still think Gunn is below average, at least 2 times he should’ve come out and claimed a cross but stayed on his line #saintsfc
— James (@jamessfc) August 31, 2019
Thought that was decent from #SaintsFC today. Without the red (harsh 1st booking?) we may have won or lost, but once that happened, a draw was a great result. Romeu was immense
— EssEffCee (@rmbyres) August 31, 2019