Man United legend Peter Schmeichel insists Andre Onana’s mistakes are ‘upsetting the whole team’ – and claims the Red Devils are losing ‘even more’ trust in the out-of-form goalkeeper

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Peter Schmeichel believes Andre Onana’s poor start to life at Manchester United has begun to affect his team-mates as the Cameroonian’s error-prone performances cost the Red Devils. 

The former Inter stopper arrived from the Serie A giants for £43million over the summer, with last season’s Golden Glove winner David de Gea allowed to leave on a free. 

Despite Onana’s footwork being lauded, he has come under much scrutiny for his performances with his hands. 

Additionally, a poor pass against Galatasaray in midweek contributed to the Red Devils losing a second successive home game, and directly resulted in Brazil star Casemiro getting sent off.

One man who knows a fair few things about playing in goal for United, Schmeichel, has claimed that the team are bound to start losing confidence at a greater rate in their goalkeeper.  

Peter Schmeichel suggested that Andre Onana’s mistakes are beginning to impact his team

The Cameroonian stopper's poor performances will result in reduced 'trust' from his side, says Schmeichel

The Cameroonian stopper’s poor performances will result in reduced ‘trust’ from his side, says Schmeichel

‘I think a lot of that [Onana’s mistakes] is pressure,’ began Schmeichel. ‘I spoke to him after Bayern. I spoke to him after Galatasaray as well and he was very down on the mistakes he made.

‘I’m trying to speak to him about what it’s like being at Manchester United and why whatever [mistakes] you’ve made, you have to put it in a box and put it to the side. If you make a mistake in the game, it might be a mistake we can see, it might be a mistake that we don’t see.

‘But you wait to think about it and analyse it after the game or at night or whatever. You have to be there for the next moment. If you’re not, you’ll make the next mistake. 

‘And now he’s upset the whole team. They will now not trust him even more, and my god, it’s not good.’ 

United narrowly avoided a third consecutive loss at Old Trafford, only for Scott McTominay to come to their aid in added time. 

Mathias Jensen managed to get the Bees ahead in the 26th minute after his strike squirmed under the goalkeeper’s arms as he dived to try and keep the effort out. 

The under pressure Red Devils seemed destined for another setback, heaping further scrutiny on Onana and Erik ten Hag, before McTominay’s arrival. 

He netted twice in added time to complete a dramatic comeback in United’s first home match since the passing of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s wife, Lady Cathy.  

Onana allowed Mathias Jensen's opener for Brentford on Saturday beneath his body

Onana allowed Mathias Jensen’s opener for Brentford on Saturday beneath his body 


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