Manchester United secured their second successive 1-0 win within the Premier League final weekend which noticed them climb to sixth within the Premier League desk.
It has been removed from a easy trip for supervisor Erik ten Hag in his second season in cost with the membership reeling underneath a mountain of accidents whereas his star gamers have underwhelmed.
One essential place that the supervisor utterly modified through the summer season was within the goalkeeping division with long-term servant to the membership, David de Gea departing after 12 lengthy years.
Onana slowly rediscovering type
The Dutchman introduced in Andre Onana from Inter Milan for large cash, having labored with him throughout his profitable spell at Dutch champions Ajax.
The Cameroonian endured a troublesome spell initially, with quite a few high-profile errors each within the league and within the Champions League however he appears to be slowly rediscovering his finest type.
Nonetheless, his fast future on the membership could possibly be affected if he decides to go and play within the AFCON with United and Ten Hag already devising a option to counter the issue.
Onana was not a part of the Cameroon nationwide staff after saying his retirement from worldwide obligation final yr solely to backtrack through the AFCON qualifiers.
If the present United No 1 have been to depart for the match in January, he might miss as much as six video games and as per The Each day Mirror, the African star remains to be undecided about what to do.
Altay Bayindir, recruited as backup through the summer season, has impressed Ten Hag and the remainder of the United coaches who’re ready to play him in Onana’s absence.
The previous Inter man has been impressed with Bayindir’s coaching shows and is afraid that the Turkish star might usurp him as the brand new No 1.
Bayindir able to usurp Onana
“Manchester United are more and more resigned to shedding Andre Onana to the Africa Cup of Nations early subsequent yr. That may imply a run within the aspect for United No.2 Altay Bayindir, signed from Fenerbahce.
“Though Bayindir has but to play for United, the membership’s goalkeeping coaches have been massively impressed by his commonplace in coaching since he joined, as has Onana.
“Onana has advised associates Bayindir is the very best back-up keeper he has labored with and he is aware of he might face a battle to reclaim his place as United No.1 if his understudy does effectively in his absence.”
It is going to be attention-grabbing to see what choice Onana in the end takes. His fast future at United might rely rather a lot on this choice.