Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has lambasted new signing André Onana for being ‘bang out of order’ in his debut for his reaction towards Harry Maguire.
United’s new No1, who arrived from Inter Milan this summer, made his debut for the club in United’s 3-2 loss against Borussia Dortmund in last week’s pre-season friendly.
Onana was visibly seen reacting passionately to Harry Maguire’s defensive frailties when the Red Devils were 2-1 down in the game that took place in Las Vegas.
Ben Foster, who now plays for newly promoted League 2 side Wrexham A.F.C., was speaking on The United Stand:
"“I saw that thing with Maguire and I didn’t like it one bit. I don’t think it’s necessary. I get it, you’re annoyed but it’s a pre-season friendly. You don’t need to go shouting and raving.I guarantee you, every player in any dressing room up and down the country will have seen that and gone ‘nah (sic) that’s bang out of order.'”"
On the contrary, most United fans will feel that rather than the incident being a knock on Maguire, it is more telling on what it to come this season from the Cameroonian. His need to demand more from himself and his teammates will set the standards very high on United’s defence.
Previously, his predecessor David De Gea was notably not a very vocal goalkeeper and was often shy to position himself outside of the 6 yard box. That will provide an abrupt change to how things are ran and played at the back of the pitch, and is one of the reasons why Erik Ten Hag brought the outspoken player in – having already managed him at AFC Ajax.