The Red Devils appear to have overpaid for the Cameroon international, who has endured a nightmare at Old Trafford.
Andre Onana’s transfer from Inter to Manchester United for £47 million ($57 million) this summer was a big moment for Eric ten Hag. It was the first time since the Sir Alex Ferguson era that the Red Devils had signed a player widely considered the best in the world at his position, and they would have beaten several other top clubs to secure his signature.
United won the Carabao Cup and finished third in the Premier League during Ten Hag’s encouraging first season, but by the end of it it became clear that De Gea’s time at Old Trafford was over. The manager made the tough decision to let him go, and Onana seemed like an ideal replacement, the final piece of the puzzle for a potential title-chasing team.
But just three months into his United career, the Cameroon goalkeeper has proven to be just as destructive as his predecessor. Onana has conceded 18 goals in the Red Devils’ first 10 matches in all competitions and the Red Devils have lost six of them.
Ten Hague’s side have dropped to 10th in the Premier League and face a tough challenge to reach the knockout stage in Europe after a shock 3-2 defeat to Galatasaray in the Champions League. Regardless of the level of the opponent, United open the doors at will and Onana does not function well enough as the last line of defence.