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Andre Onana, the Manchester United goalkeeper who is prone to errors, is ranked second-best in the Premier League by manager Erik Ten Hag.

Despite having the poorest record in terms of mistakes that result in goals over the last four seasons, the Dutch tactician ranked Andre Onana as the second-best player in the league based on statistics.

After making the two mistakes that allowed Galatasaray to score two goals in Manchester United’s 3-3 Champions League draw on Wednesday, Andre Onana came under heavy fire from the public for his own actions.

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With five clean sheets this season, Onana is tied for the most in the Premier League, despite the fact that his performance cast doubt on his ability and threatened United’s prospects of moving on to the next round of the Champions League.

In addition, Onana leads the league in save total. 3.67 goals are saved by him on average each game.

With 6.3 goals averted, Thomas Kaminski of Luton Town is the only player in front of him.

In Onana’s defense ahead of their Premier League game against Newcastle United on Saturday, coach Erik ten Hag says: “If you analyze it well then you see he is the second-best goalkeeper in the Premier League based on stats, so his expected defending goals is the second best in the Premier League.”

In the summer of last year, Manchester United’s coach Erik ten Hag acquired Andre Onana from Inter Milan for a transfer cost of £47.2 million. David de Gea, the veteran Spanish goalkeeper, had his contract with the team expire and was not renewed.

The Cameroon international has made a number of mistakes since coming to Old Trafford, which has led to United victory. The most recent examples of this were in United’s Champions League losses of 4-3 to Bayern Munich and 3-3 tie with Galatasaray.

Despite such errors, coach Erik ten Hag has stressed that Andre Onana is “doing well”, adding that the goalkeeper “knows that in the Champions League, he makes some mistakes, but all over you see the first five months he is doing particularly well.”

The Dutch tactician added: “You have seen how he reacted to a bad performance like in Munich. At Burnley he was outstanding.


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