Erik ten Hag thinks Andre Onana is the second best goalkeeper in the Premier League2023-12-02 12:58
Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag believes that there is data to prove that the club's goalkeeper Andre Onana is the second best goalkeeper in the Premier League.
Ten Hag defended Onana, saying: "If you analyze the data well, you will find that he is the second best goalkeeper in the Premier League and his expected defensive goals is the second best in the Premier League."
According to the data, Onana's expected goals prevented score is 3.67 goals, ranking second in the Premier League. Among so many goalkeepers, only Luton Town’s Thomas Kaminski leads Onana with 6.3 goals.
The 27-year-old Onana joined Manchester United from Inter Milan for £47.2 million this summer, replacing David De Gea who left when his contract expired. In recent games, Onana made mistakes in the game, and Manchester United ended up drawing 3-3 with Galatasaray, which made Manchester United's chances of qualifying for the Champions League slim.
However, Ten Hag did not blame Onana for his mistake. At the pre-match press conference between Manchester United and Newcastle United, Ten Hag still gave Onana support, saying: "He is doing a good job."
"He also knows that he made some mistakes in the Champions League, but you can see that he did a good job in the first five months. Although the performance was not good in the previous game against Bayern Munich, but then against Burnley, Onana did a great job. He's got a strong character and a personality and he'll handle it."
Manchester United currently has 24 points in the Premier League , ranking 6th in the rankings, 4 points behind Aston Villa in 4th place. In the Champions League, Manchester United performed poorly and now only has 4 points, ranking at the bottom of the group. Manchester United will have a chance to advance to the last 16 of the Champions League only if they win the game and surpass Copenhagen, who are in second place with 5 points.
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