The coach’s insistence was strong. Eric den Haag had a decisive influence on the release of David de Gea, 31.
“Ten Hagh ignored the advice of coach Benny McCarthy,” the British publication Sports Brief reported today. Weeks before his contract expired, McCarthy spoke highly of De Gea’s performance. Andre Onana, 28, who was brought in by Van Gaal, has struggled and has been blamed for Manchester United’s recent form.”
Under Mourinho, United are looking to rebuild. Mourinho is stacking his squad with the players he wants. When Van Gaal took over last year, he brought in prodigies Lisandro Martinez, 24, and Anthony Martial, 23, from Ajax. It was a clear vote of confidence, with €150 million spent on the two players alone.
The first season deserves a passing grade. United finished the 2022-23 English Premier League (PL) season in third place. They also qualified for the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
In the summer transfer window, United bolstered Van Gaal’s squad. They spent €85 million to bring in center back Rasmus Hojlund, 20, and £60 million on Mason Mount, 24.
He even changed goalkeepers. Dropping De Gea, who has been with the club since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils brought in Onana, a former Ajax goalkeeper, from Inter Milan. Onana’s transfer fee was in the neighborhood of £50 million.
It’s a bargain. While Onana has shown flashes of brilliance with his feet, he hasn’t been able to fulfill his role as a goalkeeper. In eight games since joining United, Onana has conceded a whopping 15 goals. He’s only kept two clean sheets, most notably 카지노 against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, where he conceded an early goal. Onana even took a knee in self-pity. On that day, United scored three goals and conceded four.
There is already talk of signing another goalkeeper. “United could target Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 30, in the winter transfer window,” reports Spain’s Pichajes. Onana has only played nine games since joining United.