Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane have claimed that Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana is the flop of the season so far.
The Red Devils picked up a fantastic victory over Chelsea last night and are now just three points behind Manchester City in the table. There is a lot to be positive about, but Onana’s performances this season have been concerning.
Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane think Manchester United’s Andre Onana is the flop of the season
Manchester United signed Andre Onana from Inter Milan in the summer for £47.2 million (Sky Sports).
The Cameroon international helped the Nerazzurri reach the final of the Champions League last season, and his performances caught many clubs’ eye.
After releasing David de Gea, Manchester United had to find a top-quality replacement, and Erik ten Hag made Onana his number-one target.
United got the deal done in the end and everyone was excited to see how he would fare. Sadly, the 27-year-old has come under a lot of criticism for some of the mistakes he has made.
On the latest episode of Stick to Football on The Overlap, Gary Neville asked the gang to name their flop of the season in the Premier League so far.
MORE MANCHESTER UNITED STORIES
Jamie Carragher named Onana and Arsenal’s David Raya. Roy Keane agreed and had a few words to say himself about the Manchester United number one.
Carragher said: “I’d probably look at the two goalkeepers at United and Arsenal. They have been poor, haven’t they?
“They have come in as big, sort of, they are going to move on from Ramsdale and Man United are going to move on from De Gea, and it’s just almost stayed the same or gone backwards, hasn’t it?”
Keane added: “The United (one) has been a big problem there. I think that it was the right decision for De Gea to go, definitely! I think honestly, I’ve obviously been critical, but then you thinking to bring somebody else in and then for him to struggle (winces).”
Onana can turn things around at Manchester United
Everyone will agree that Andre Onana has had a terrible start to life at Manchester United.
The Cameroonian has had a few moments where he has shown his magic, but all the spotlight has been on his mistakes that have led to goals this season.
Some of the criticism that Onana has come under is warranted, but it’s just too early to write him off. He definitely has the talent and quality to succeed, and we think, with time, he will get there.
However, if Onana doesn’t pull his socks up soon and start performing at the level required, Erik ten Hag will have no choice but to look for alternatives.