Manchester United supporters have showered Andre Onana with accolades for his admirable response to criticism during the previous season.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper is expected to sign a long-term contract at Old Trafford, stepping in as the successor to David de Gea.
United is reportedly prepared to pay Inter Milan a fee of £47 million to reunite Onana with his former Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag.
The news of Onana’s imminent arrival has sparked excitement among Manchester United fans, who have lauded his abilities and commendable attitude in the face of criticism.
Providing an update on the situation,The Athletic’sDavid Ornstein stated: Onana is set to sign a five-year contract and should fly to New York on Wednesday with Erik ten Hag’s squad for their pre-season tour if he completes his medical in time. He will join later if not.”
This is definitely the attitude you need if you’re going to be a United player.
“They can sing, the can cry, I don’t give a shit.” pic.twitter.com/VWMf4Lwtk6
— Paul, Manc Bald and Bred (@MufcWonItAll) July 15, 2023
There have been suggestions that Dean Henderson, the current goalkeeper for Manchester United, may move in the opposite direction and potentially re-join Nottingham Forest.
Meanwhile, Andre Onana, who made 41 appearances for Inter Milan last season, is poised to become Manchester United’s new shot-stopper.
Onana’s performances were pivotal in Simone Inzaghi’s team’s successes, including winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana, as well as reaching the final of the Champions League.
However, what has truly impressed supporters of Manchester United is Onana’s ability to respond to criticism, solidifying their admiration for him.
Discussing how he deals with his critics in an interview with ESPN, Onana said: “People can say what they want, I don’t care. I just do my thing, if you are angry that’s your problem. If you are happy, it’s your problem. So for me, it doesn’t matter.
“Only take the criticism from the coaches. For the rest, they can sing, they can cry, I don’t give a s**t.”
And fans have taken note of his headstrong attitude, believing he will be the prefect fit for the United dressing room.
“This is definitely the attitude you need if you’re going to be a United player”, one fan wrote.
“Get him signed now this the attitude we need between the posts to generate from back to front”, a second added.
“No excuses, I like him even more now”, another exclaimed.
Please just let Onana wears the #1 shirt now ffs”, a fourth pleaded.
“Put his playing ability aside, he has a great mentality and strong character. This kind of player would thrive on big occasions and the one you want to go to war with,” a fifth wrote.