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Erik ten Hag admits Andre Onana hasn't been 'good enough' as Man Utd consider shock transfer decision

Chris Byfield

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Erik ten Hag admits Andre Onana hasn't been 'good enough' as Man Utd consider shock transfer decision

Erik ten Hag admitted Andre Onana hasn’t been good enough at Manchester United.

On Thursday, The Sun claimed United were considering re-signing David De Gea on a short-term deal amid concern they will be short on keepers when Onana goes to the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Spaniard, who was No.1 at Old Trafford for 12 years, only left the club this summer upon the expiry of his deal.

Onana was subsequently signed from Champions League finalists Inter for £42million, with the Cameroon international having endured a difficult start to life at Old Trafford.


And speaking ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday, Ten Hag admitted that while Onana had been “good” in his first few months at United, “good is not good enough”.

He said in his press conference: "You give him the standards and also the expectations, but also it’s about getting to the same level.


“He has high expectations from himself. We give him the confidence, look what you did in the past for great clubs in great leagues, you have the ability and the skills.


“The last two games were good progress, now we have to keep this going. It’s very good but at Manchester United good is not good enough."

On Tuesday Onana saved a stoppage-time penalty to secure a vital 1-0 win over Copenhagen and breath new life into United's Champions League campaign.

Ten Hag said, on Tuesday after Onana’s Champions League heroics: "He showed personality.

"He knows that before, given the levels of what his skills are, he didn't match his skills and he could do better.


"I think on Saturday [against Sheffield United] it was a very good performance and today as well.

"Don't forget that brilliant save just after half-time in the counter-attack. And also don't forget, one of his skills is he's a very good penalty saver."

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Topics: Football, Andre Onana, Manchester City, Manchester United, David De Gea

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