£43m Manchester United star struggles with his career

Andre Onana’s difficult start to life at Manchester United has taken Heurelho Gomes by surprise with the former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper expecting better from the Premier League newbie.

To say that André Onana’s first few months at Old Trafford have been uneventful would be an understatement.

From the peaks of that penalty save in Copenhagen and impressive wins over Everton and Liverpool to the valleys of well-publicized errors against Brentford, Bayern Munich, and other teams.

The £43 million acquisition from Inter Milan has expressed his desire to play much better in goal, telling Sky Sports that he hasn’t been entirely “happy” with his comeback thus far. Gomes concurs that changes are needed if Onana is to overcome a difficult start and establish himself as a Manchester United legend in the mold of David de Gea and Peter Schmeichel.

Andre Onana at Manchester United is a divided figure

Indeed, Onana’s performances have surprised me, as he did well in the Champions League. After spending 12 years in England with Spurs and Watford, Gomes says, “To be honest, I’m surprised because of his quality,” in an interview with talkSPORT on January 3, 12 p.m.

It is not simple for a goalie to move to England. It’s not the same thing.

“He is adequate for Manchester United.” However, he must perform as well as he did at Inter Milan.

Gomes, who had a difficult start to his life in the UK, thinks that Onana’s unusual style of goalkeeping—frequently parrying shots that are headed for the goal with his forearm rather than his palms—is something we most likely picked up as kids.

Gomes says, “His style is different.” However, when you make a save, if you don’t make the necessary adjustments on time, it will be quite tough to reverse that.

“His diving technique and save execution are traits that may be indicative of his past.” It might be something that his youth goalkeeping coach advised him to do.

Improvements are necessary

With six, Onana remains tied for first place in the clean sheet standings with Jordan Pickford of Everton, Nick Pope of Newcastle United, and Alisson Becker of Liverpool.

Furthermore, Onana has stopped almost three more shots than was anticipated since joining the Premier League, according to FBRef.

his 2.9 “Expected Saves” average among the top six players in the division.

It’s obvious that he has the makings of a very good goalie. However, as De Gea also learned during a challenging first season at United, finger-squirming stops draw more attention than precise reflex stops.

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