Manchester United recorded a dramatic 4-3 victory away to Wolverhampton Wanderers, on Friday (2/2) IST. Despite winning, conceding three goals is not a slick record.
Not surprisingly, after the victory, social media was busy talking about the figure of the Red Devils goalkeeper, Andre Onana. The Manchester United goalkeeper was highlighted for his poor performance with a club he has not even been a season at.
The match against Wolves was the fifth time Onana failed to create a cleansheet in his last five matches. In total, in 22 Premier League appearances, Onana has only recorded six cleansheets.
An additional three goals at Wolves headquarters also means Onana has now conceded 50 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions this season. Onana’s performance has also been blamed as one of the main causes of the many goals that have entered United’s goal this season.
Yes, currently Manchester United are the second Premier League club to have conceded at least 50 goals in all competitions. The other club is Sheffield United (59 goals).
For comparison, Ederson Moraes with Manchester City has conceded just 25 goals in 27 games in all competitions this season. While Alisson Becker, who has appeared 23 times with Liverpool in all competitions this season, has only conceded 18 times.
Then how does it compare to David De Gea, the goalkeeper Onana replaced? De Gea is still better. In his inaugural season at Old Trafford, De Gea conceded 47 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions.
And, of course, United supporters hope Onana’s conceding figures don’t increase, given that the season is not yet complete.
Onana was brought in by United to replace De Gea who was released for free. Onana, 27 years old, was brought in from Inter Milan for a transfer fee of around 50 million euros. A value that makes Onana the Red Devils’ most expensive goalkeeper in history.
Onana at Manchester United 2023-24 (until 2 February 2024)
22 matches, 32 goals scored
6 matches, 15 goals scored
2 matches, 3 goals scored
1 match, 0 goals scored