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Erik ten Hag hits back after Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher agree on André Onana as Manchester United’s biggest disappointment



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Erik ten Hag has hit back after André Onana was labelled as the season’s “biggest disappointment” by Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher.

André Onana‘s start to life at Manchester United has been a tale of two halves, with the player performing well in the Premier League but faltering in the Champions League.

Erik ten Hag signed Onana as David de Gea‘s replacement for £43 million in the summer, with the player having played every minute since his debut.

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Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher, speaking about this season’s biggest disappointment so far, have focused on Onana, claiming that Onana has not looked like an improvement on De Gea.

“The biggest disappointments in the Premier League so far this season would be the two goalkeepers at Manchester United (André Onana) and Arsenal (David Raya),” Carragher claimed on Sky Sports.

“They’ve been quite poor after coming in as ‘improvements’ from the previous keepers, and it’s almost stayed the same or even gone backwards with them coming in.”

Roy Keane also chimed in with a similar line, but focusing just on Onana: “The biggest disappointment has to be André Onana. I think Manchester United were right to get rid of David de Gea, but for the club to have brought someone else in and for him to be struggling.”

Ten Hag, however, has hit back at this, claiming that stats should be looked at before laying such statements.

“If you analyse 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,” the Dutchman said.

“He’s doing well. Also, he knows that in the Champions League, he makes some mistakes, but all over, you see the first five months, he is doing particularly well.”