Former United striker Dwight Yorke has claimed new Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana is not as good as released Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea.
Yorke who formed part of the Manchester United Treble-winning squad in 1999 also predicted the club may regret letting Golden Glove winner David De Gea to leave and replacing him with Onana though he hopes for a different outcome as a fan of the club.
Yorke told OLBG: “I’ve said before that Man United need to be careful what they wish for with losing David de Gea.
” For all the good De Gea has done for Man United, the way his career ended was really bad. I hope this doesn’t come back to haunt Man United now they’ve bought Andre Onana.
” Be careful what you wish for. De Gea is the Golden Glove winner, a high-profile player who has made mistakes, like the rest of us. De Gea winning the Golden Glove is like winning the Golden Boot and being the top scorer at the club but still getting replaced by the football club.
” That does not resonate well with me.
“In my opinion, Onana is not as good as De Gea and people need to watch him very carefully. I’ve seen Onana before, the Premier League is a different kettle of fish with how fast the game is and how often you are pressured.
” Onana tries to be an outfield player rather than a goalkeeper sometimes. I will be watching this guy very closely, and the people who have criticised De Gea and wanted him to leave will probably be the ones who will be calling him to come back.
” I’m hoping that doesn’t happen for Man United’s sake.” he said.
Manchester United FC manager handed Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana his debut in a 0-2 pre-season friendly loss to Real Madrid on Thursday.
The Red Devils handler though satisfied with the performance of his new goaltender acknowledged there was still a lot of work to be done.