Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel believes Andre Onana is gradually losing the trust of his Manchester United teammates with his blunder in our 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday.
The Cameroonian was at fault again after failing to save Jensen’s low effort which gifted the Bees the lead.
A dramatic injury-time comeback at Old Trafford courtesy of Scott McTominay’s brace saved United from defeat.
Schmeichel, who made 398 appearances for the club, has criticised Onana’s technique with saving low shots and feels the 27-year-old is struggling to recover from his mistakes.
“The goalkeeper is not covering himself in glory in that one,” Schmeichel told Premier League Productions when analysing Brentford’s goal against United.
“My theory here is he’s just lifting up, he’s not setting off, his arm is coming up to go down, whereas, as a goalkeeper you learn to dive along the ground for the ball, you don’t go up to come down.
“We saw the same mistake against Bayern Munich and I notice the same thing, he just kind of lifts himself instead of actually diving and moving towards the ball.”
Asked why Onana is using that technique, Schmeichel replied: “Don’t ask me because I’m not Onana, I don’t know. It’s a technical [issue].
“I think a lot of that is pressure, I spoke to him after Bayern, I spoke to him after the other Champions League match against Galatasaray as well, he’s very down on the mistakes he’s made.
“I’m trying to speak to him about what it’s like to be at Manchester United, what you have to take.
“Whatever you’ve made, you have to put it in a box straight away and put it to the side. So you make a mistake in a game, it might be a mistake we see, it might be a mistake that we don’t see, but you wait to think about it and analyse it until 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. Now they will even more not trust him, and my god, it’s not good.”