Onana was pivotal in Manchester United’s away draw against Liverpool on Sunday.
Andre Onana has come under heavy criticism since his summer move from Inter Milan to Manchester United. The Cameroonian goalkeeper has made a number of errors that have proved costly for United, especially in the UEFA Champions League.
Despite criticism and doubts about the capability of Onana to replace David De Gea, who left United last summer, Erik Ten Hag has shown strong faith in his goalkeeper and constantly defended his flaws in public.
Speaking ahead of United’s crucial tie against Liverpool on Sunday, Onana dismissed critics who say he is not good enough for Manchester United.
“You want to tell me in just six months, the best goalkeeper in Champions League last season can become worst in the world? Nah,” Onana said while speaking to Sky.
“I know it will be alright here at Manchester United. It’s just matter of time, you will see it will happen.
“I’m not happy because I know I can do much, much better, I’ve done it — and I know I will do it better”.
Onana also praised Ten Hag, who is also under fire at United for a series of poor results.
“I like the way Ten Hag works and communicates with players. We also had a successful year at Ajax together, playing brilliant football from the back,” the Barcelona youth academy product said.
On Sunday against Liverpool, Onana showed why Ten Hag allowed De Gea to leave and brought him to Old Trafford.
Onana made a total of eight remarkable saves and kept a clean sheet in United’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool.
The last time a Manchester United goalkeeper made as many saves and kept a clean sheet was De Gea in a 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in January 2019.
Onana’s heroics on Sunday meant that critics calling for the sack of Ten Hag relaxed a bit, and the Cameroonian also proved that it is only a matter of time for him to churn out impressive performances for the English football heavyweights.