Andre Onana’s inconsistent performances for Manchester United in both the Premier League and the Champions League have left manager Erik ten Hag facing more problems than solutions. Some United supporters are beginning to question whether the club should consider bringing back David de Gea.
In the video above, we delve into the situation and provide a definitive assessment of Manchester United’s goalkeeping dilemma.
David de Gea, having departed from Manchester United over the summer, found himself far removed from the drama at Old Trafford as his absence once again took center stage during the thrilling victory over Brentford.
The former Manchester United No. 1 left the club under contentious circumstances as his contract was allowed to expire. Despite being at the peak of his career and possessing a highly regarded reputation, he currently remains without a club and appears to have limited interest in keeping tabs on his former team.
Meanwhile, Andre Onana has stepped in as his replacement, but the Cameroonian goalkeeper has struggled since arriving from Inter Milan, committing a series of costly errors. This has led some to question the decision to part ways with the Spaniard.
During the match against Brentford, Onana faced further scrutiny as he was beaten centrally by Mathias Jensen’s shot in the first half, with the ball slipping under his arm. This incident added to the growing skepticism surrounding his performances.
In the midst of these events, David de Gea posted an image of himself playing Call of Duty on Saturday afternoon, accompanied by the caption “perfect timing” and two hands making a certain gesture.
Onana’s notable errors against teams like Arsenal, Bayern Munich, and Galatasaray have all proven costly for Manchester United. Manager Erik ten Hag has been forced to defend his new goalkeeper’s performances, as the decision to pursue Onana was seen as a tactical shift due to concerns about De Gea’s ability to play out from the back.
When De Gea’s departure was announced, the goalkeeper expressed his desire to embark on a new challenge, stating on social media: “I took incredible pride every time I pulled on this shirt.
To lead the team, to represent this institution – the biggest club in the world – was an honor only bestowed upon a few lucky footballers. Now it’s the right time to undertake a new challenge, to push myself again in new surroundings.”
De Gea had faced difficulties in his final season with Manchester United, despite winning the Golden Glove. His errors proved costly in European competitions, contributing to the team’s exit at the hands of Sevilla. Additionally, he made high-profile mistakes in matches against teams like Brentford earlier in the season.