Sergio Romero defended by Louis van Gaal following Swansea loss

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refused to blame Sergio Romero for his side's 2-1 defeat at Swansea.

The Argentina goalkeeper might have done better for both Swansea goals as Garry Monk's side staged a successful Premier League comeback against United at the Liberty Stadium for the second successive season.

Romero was beaten by Andre Ayew's downward header just after the hour mark before allowing Bafetimbi Gomis' shot to squirm past him at the near post five minutes later.

But with doubts persisting over the future of David De Gea, United's player of the season last year, in the final hours of the transfer window amid strong interest from Real Madrid, Van Gaal defended Romero after his side's first defeat of the season.

"You can write everything you want," he said when asked about Romero's performance.

"What I always say is defending starts in front and not only in the last line.

"You can always analyse errors but I don't think that is a good way.

"You have to see the way the team is defending as a team and then I know what errors has been made.

"At the end, of course, the pressure for the last defender or goalkeeper is always higher.

"I don't agree when you only say the goalkeeper was not so good."