The former Ajax and Inter Milan goalkeeper joined Manchester United last week and was introduced as David de Gea’s replacement.
Andre Onana has already commented on the ‘wonderful’ quality of Manchester United’s training sessions, while veteran Tom Heaton thinks he is already learning from him.
Now, as United prepares for a high-profile friendly against Real Madrid, Onana has been spotted making new pals with attacker Anthony Martial.
Anthony Martial and Andre Onana
Andre Onana and Anthony Martial were seen laughing as they walked out to workout in San Diego.
Martial was returning to first-team group training sessions after working on individual sessions previously.
Since his hamstring injury at the conclusion of last season, which forced him to miss the FA Cup final, he has been treated with extreme caution.
Martial was seen grinning from ear to ear as he spoke with new signing Andre Onana.
Small things like this will make Onana feel at ease. Whether you like it or not, Martial is now one of United’s longest-serving players, second only to Luke Shaw, having joined the club in 2015.
Erik Ten Hag’s thoughts on Anthony Martial
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is cautious with Anthony Martial after seeing how injured he was last season.
Athletic information Ten Hag will not play Martial in a friendly or competitive encounter until he is completely certain of his fitness.
Ten Hag, on the other hand, has not given up on the Frenchman. In a news conference this week, he talked highly of him.
“Anthony Martial is a brilliant football player, and he will help us,” remarked the boss. He scored goals as well as contributed to other aspects of the game such as pressing, possession, and combinations.
“He’s a great player, and let’s hope he’s fit and stays fit.”
United are still looking to sign a striker, according to Ten Hag, and they are making headway in their efforts.