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“Make that change now” – Gary Neville agrees with Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United squad assessment



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Gary Neville has agreed with Erik ten Hag’s assessment that Manchester United need a new goalkeeper in the squad for next season.

Erik ten Hag has been on the hunt to sign a new set of players for his Manchester United squad this summer, with the goalkeeping department being one key area that he is looking to upgrade.

United have been very closely linked to Inter Milan goalkeeper André Onana, with a deal reportedly close to being finalised for a fee of £43 million plus performance-related add-ons.

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Onana was part of a list that included Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa and Everton’s Jordan Pickford, with the Inter keeper ultimately being chosen as the best value-for-money option.

The hunt for a new goalkeeper has partially come as a result of David de Gea not signing a new contract after United tried to offer him a new deal on reduced wages that would see him no longer be United’s first-choice keeper.

Onana and De Gea have two vastly different styles of play, with the former being a much more proactive player – Ten Hag is said to be keen to utilise this trait to change his team’s style of play.

Speaking on The Overlap, Gary Neville has agreed with Ten Hag’s assessment that United need to change their goalkeeper.

I had two great goalkeepers, Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar, but between the two we lost four out of five titles,” he said. “You need to have a world-class goalkeeper and United need to make that change now.

“I don’t want to pick on a keeper who has been great for the last ten years. He had some tough times and there was a period of four or five years where he was very good, but you can’t let that second goal (in the FA Cup final against Manchester City) pass.”