Garth Crooks claims Andre Onana is making life difficult for his teammates

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana is not having the best of starts at Old Trafford, with the Cameroonian being accountable for several blunders this season.

Onana joined United from Inter Milan in the summer and he has looked a shadow of the player who shone at the San Siro.

It currently looks like the former Ajax keeper is shot of any confidence, which is something he will need time to build on. We must note that the injuries in defence — as well as Casemiro’s form — has not helped his case between the sticks.

Onana was singled out for criticism by pundit Garth Crooks in his BBC Sport column this week. Although Scott McTominay came off the bench to score two stoppage goals to turn the game around, Onana was partly to blame for Brentford’s opener in the first half.

Crooks raised concerns that Onana is making life difficult for everyone at United.

“Two goals scored and one disallowed by Scott McTominay turned what was rapidly turning into a nightmare for manager Erik ten Hag into something of a massive relief,” Crooks 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. 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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