Onana 'beaten by a SCHOOLBOY shot' vs Brentford and not on same 'planet' as iconic Man Utd keepers, says Garth Crooks | The Sun
ANDRE ONANA is not on the same PLANET as iconic Manchester United goalkeepers of the past, according to Garth Crooks.
Onana, 27, has endured a sticky start to his Man Utd career with a number of high-profile mistakes since moving to the club for £47million from Inter Milan.
Another one followed on Saturday against Brentford, with Mathias Jensen's tame shot squirming under Onana as he failed to have a strong enough wrist to prevent the ball from going in.
Onana and co were eventually bailed out by two injury-time goals from super-sub Scott McTominay.
However, BBC pundit Crooks was in no mood to mince his words when it came to Onana.
Writing in his team of the week, Crooks awarded McTominay a place before blasting Onana.
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Crooks compared Onana to United greats of the past and declared he was "not on their planet".
He said: "It's hard enough trying to win matches when your goalkeeper is in good form, but when he's making errors almost on a weekly basis it makes life very difficult for all concerned.
"Especially when you've had Peter Schmeichel, Edwin van der Sar and David de Gea keeping goal for you during the past 20 years, it becomes very conspicuous when you have a goalkeeper who is not in their class.
"In fact, Andre Onana is not even on their planet.
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"Since the arrival of the Manchester United keeper, he's been either smashing into centre-forwards, letting the ball slip through his fingers or, as was the case against Brentford, beaten by a shot a schoolboy would have been expected to save."
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