Erik ten Hag had targeted Sofyan Amrabat of Fiorentina as a potential new acquisition before the summer transfer window shut.
But according to rumors from last week, United and Everton are now in contact in regard to a potential Onana transfer.
Against Wolves on Monday night in their Premier League season opener, United’s need for midfield reinforcements was made clear. Ten Hag’s team was fortunate to escape with a 1-0 victory.
Ferdinand worries that the 21-year-old Onana would be unsuited to the style of game ten Hag is trying to impose despite the fact that he performed admirably in his rookie season for Everton last season.
With Five, he said to Vibe, “McTominay upgrade? Please explain who or what he is. Onana is neither a destroyer nor a holder.
“Every single quality listed, to me, doesn’t sound like Ten Hag.” Ten Hag is about playing off angles and through the lines.
‘I think he has really wonderful qualities, but not for Man United,’ I said. It is comparable to purchasing Fellaini once more for Manchester United.
He possessed incredible qualities, but not for Manchester United. No, he isn’t more effective than Fellaini. A much superior player, Ambrabat all day.
I watched Onana make his debut at Villa Park against Aston Villa. He has positive traits, is athletic, and has the potential to score more goals in the box like Fellaini.
But he isn’t sufficiently clean, and he isn’t wearing silks.