Former Manchester United star reveals where Manchester United and Arsenal have failed

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has branded the club’s decision to replace David de Gea with Andre Onana this summer as a mistake.

Andre Onana was signed from Inter Milan for a fee of £43 million, and he has endured a difficult start at Old Trafford.

Ben Foster via his YouTube channel feels Manchester United should have stuck with David de Gea rather than sign Andre Onana, just as Arsenal should have stuck with Aaron Ramsdale.

Foster explained: “Yes, without doubt it’s a mistake that didn’t need to happen. Its like the Arsenal one with Raya, it didn’t need to happen.

“It’s a position that was already set, already sorted, just leave it as it is.”

Foster believes the narrative about what makes a top goalkeeper has distorted the order of the golden age.

He said: “Do you reckon we are ever going to get back to that golden age of where goalies just stop the ball going in the back of the net, when that’s the most important thing that managers want?

“That would be incredible.”