Erik ten Hag claims Andre Onana is the 'second best goalkeeper' in the Premier League with shock name top
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Erik ten Hag claimed Andre Onana is the second best goalkeeper in the Premier League.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the weekend's action, Ten Hag leapt to the defence of his under fire keeper.
The former Inter keeper has faced criticism since completing a summer move to Old Trafford, and scrutiny of the Cameroonian reached fever pitch after United's 3-3 draw with Galatasaray on Wednesday.
Indeed, Onana was arguably at fault for all three goals United conceded.
The Dutchman said: "If you analyse it well then you see he is the second-best goalkeeper in the Premier League based on stats, his expected preventing goals is second-best in the Premier League."
The statistic Ten Hag is referring to appears to be 'goals prevented', with Luton's Thomas Kaminski top of the standings and Onana in second.
Ten Hag continued: "Onana is doing well but he knows that in the Champions League he has made some mistakes but all over in the first five months he has done well.
"On Wednesday, we played very good, also in Copenhagen. Even in Bayern Munich we played very good.
"But we have to do some things better. Eliminate individual errors, transition but we can sort this out and I would be more concerned if we didn't play well."
On Onana, Ten Hag added: "You know also. You have seen how he is reacting on a bad performance like in Munich. At Burnley he was outstanding. He is a strong character, he is a personality and he will deal with it."
While Onana's domestic form continues to improve, he has made a spate of errors in the Champions League.
In fact, since 2018-19, he has made the most errors leading to opposition goals by goalkeepers in Europe's premier competition, with seven costly mistakes.