When Manchester United decided to let David De Gea leave on a free and sign André Onana, there was a fair bit of excitement.
After all, the goalkeeper had helped Inter Milan reach the Champions League final, which many feel they could have won.
However, the Cameroon international’s start at Manchester United hasn’t gone to plan, with a series of mistakes firmly placing the spotlight on him, and some, such as Pierluigi Pardo, feeling that the Serie A side were smart to cash in when they did.
He said: “Comparing him to Onana, I confess that I’ve never been crazy about the former Inter player, but he had an incredible season last year. Marotta did a great job selling him at that price to Manchester United.”
While there is no denying that while Manchester United’s goalkeeper has made a great number of saves and prevented goals, he also only has five clean sheets in the Premier League from the first 15 games, conceding 18 goals in the other 10 fixtures.
There is still plenty of time for him to turn things around, but the €50m price tag on his back certainly isn’t helping him in these early months.