Andre Onana’s individual highlights during his debut for Manchester United against Real Madrid have captured the attention of fans worldwide, as the compilation has gone viral on social media.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, successfully secured the signing of Onana from Ajax for a reported fee of £47.2 million ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
The Cameroonian goalkeeper showcased his skills and abilities during the match against Real Madrid at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, as part of the Red Devils’ US pre-season tour.
Although Manchester United ultimately lost the match 2-0 against the La Liga giants, fans found solace in Onana’s impressive performance.
His confident ball distribution and ease in playing out passes from the back were particularly noteworthy and have garnered praise from supporters online.
As Manchester United continues their pre-season preparations, the positive display by Onana has left fans eager to see more of his talents between the sticks in the upcoming season.
One Twitter user wrote: “Onana’s distribution is OUTRAGEOUS…”
A second tweeted: “Onana is just a breath of fresh air, looks so comfortable whenever he has got the ball, what a signing he is going to be for us.”
A third added: “So impressed with that Onana’s performance. Build-up, distribution, made some really good saves, and showed leadership qualities at the back. Absolutely excited for this top quality signing.”
A fourth said: “Onana completing 39/40 passes but people are losing their heads over an offside goal and a worldie in the 90th minute when our entire defence went into the dressing room in the 85th minute.”
Another commented: “As a Manchester United fan, and no disrespect to anyone, never been so excited about a GK since Peter Schmeichel.”
Onana and Co, meanwhile, return to action on Monday when they face Borussia Dortmund in Las Vegas.
The 27-year-old will likely have another chance to impress in pre-season before he starts his career in the Premier League.