Remiro Man Utd move on after Onana slump

If current reports are to be believed, a Remiro Man Utd move could be on the cards this summer.

In practice, that would mean the Red Devils are prepared to bench or oust the erratic Andre Onana, who had one of his worst games in a United jersey on Monday evening, being caught woefully out of position for two of Crystal Palace's four unanswered goals.

Granted, Onana was not helped at all by makeshift centre-back Casemiro, who now seems to be beyond the point of return where his journey to the Old Trafford exit door is concerned.

Remiro Man Utd move could happen this summer
Remiro Man Utd move: the Spaniard has developed into a very good goalkeeper – Photo by Icon Sport

Remiro Man Utd move: Why the Red Devils want him

It’s well-known that United are planning a colossal clearout this summer, despite Erik ten Hag’s insistence to the contrary.

Now 29 and at his peak, Remiro is wanted by United for many of the reasons they signed Andre Onana for last summer. According to Marca, Remiro is hugely admired at Old Trafford.

The Athletic Bilbao academy product is very capable with the ball at his feet, like many modern Spanish goalkeepers, is aggressive when coming for crosses and likes to sweep. He is also a good shot stopper and has proven far more consistent than Onana this term.

Remiro has a £60m release clause in his contract, and Sociedad are reportedly determined not to let their number one go, particularly with another European adventure on the cards for next season.

However, Marca also report that United are optimistic they can negotiate the fee down somewhat.

André Onana disappointed yet again on Monday night – Photo by Icon Sport

Where has it gone wrong for Onana at Man United?

Despite the fee his signature commanded, Andre Onana was supposed to be the ultimate solution to Manchester United’s goalkeeping woes.

David de Gea’s reputation at Old Trafford dwindled in his final years at the club, as the game left the old-fashioned goalkeeper’s ways behind.

Onana was brought in to allow United to play higher up the pitch, as he was more comfortable sweeping high, not to mention a confident passer.

Things have not worked out that way though. Onana’s 0.83 defensive actions outside the penalty area is only in the 35th percentile of goalkeepers across Europe’s top five leagues.

Andre Onana has had some positive moments for United – Photo by Icon Sport

Onana's shot stopping has been wildly inconsistent too, with errors coming far too frequently to be ignored. As such, it seems only a matter of time before he leaves, especially with INEOS striving for a true revolution to bring back the glory years of the 1990s.

Indeed, the only players United reportedly won’t listen to offers for this summer are Lisandro Martinez, Diogo Dalot, Kobbie Mainoo, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Højlund, expressly hinting at a vacancy between the sticks for 2024/25.


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