Andre Onana Shines as Manchester United Secure 3-0 Victory Over Everton
Amidst the spotlight on a 19-year-old wonderkid’s sensational overhead kick, Andre Onana deserves commendation for his stellar performance, playing a crucial role in Manchester United’s 3-0 triumph against Everton at Goodison Park.
Despite concerns surrounding Onana’s availability due to a knock suffered on international duty, the goalkeeper delivered yet another confident display, securing a clean sheet and solidifying his position at the top of the Premier League’s clean sheet rankings.
Onana’s resurgence has been notable since his pivotal penalty save against Copenhagen in October.
Facing six shots and an Expected Goal figure of 1.31 in the Everton clash, he made crucial saves, including a point-blank stop from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header.
Completing 66% of his passes, Onana showcased not only shot-stopping prowess but also composure in distribution. United’s defensive unit, evidently trusting Onana, contributed to a well-organized shutout against Everton’s attacking threats.
Criticism has surrounded Onana since his arrival at Manchester United, with initial struggles in the Champions League drawing significant scrutiny.
However, his recent performances indicate a transformation, positioning him as an asset rather than a liability.
The £43 million summer signing, potentially rising to £47 million, is starting to justify the investment.
While attacking players often dominate headlines, Onana’s consistent excellence in goal deserves recognition and applause.