Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana was one of the club’s most exciting signings when he joined the club in July.

The former Inter Milan goalkeeper was seen as the revolutionary signing to change the club’s issues with the goalkeeping department following the struggles of David De Gea.

The Spaniard was struggling with playing the ball out from the back and United, and indeed Erik ten Hag, seemingly believed that a new goalkeeper was what was needed for the Red Devils to take that next step.

The Cameroonian has kept just one clean sheet so far this season but has had to face an abnormal amount of shots on goal following the porous midfield and attack but the goalkeeper has received criticism.

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Onana criticism

Former Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has now been very critical of the former Ajax goalkeeper.

The pair didn’t reportedly see eye to eye during the pair’s time at the San Siro and the behaviour of Onana caused issues for Handanovic.

“I liked those words, but I didn’t like his behaviour in the first two months when he didn’t play,” Handanovic told Gazzetta dello Sport, as per 90MIN.

This won’t be a problem at Manchester United where the goalkeeper is undisputed first choice.

Onana demands a lot

The Cameroonian goalkeeper has been a man between the sticks who demands a lot from his defenders and Onana received criticism from Jamie Carragher over his aggression towards Harry Maguire.

That abrasive and aggressive personality is exactly what United have needed for a long time as David De Gea was a relative shrinking violet compared to the 27-year-old.

Not since Edwin Van Der Sar have United had a domineering goalkeeper between the sticks and Onana may well be exactly the type of goalkeeper the Red Devils have been looking for.

The flak the goalkeeper has received since his move from the club has been ridiculous and the goalkeeper is still adjusting to the rigours of the Premier League and his ability with the ball at his feet is still second to none.

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