Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana has earned 23rd place in the Ballon d’Or rankings for his role at Inter Milan.
Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana secured the 23rd place in the 2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or rankings. The 27-year-old played a pivotal role in the Champions League campaign for Sere A side Inter Milan.
United signed Onana from Inter during the summer transfer window to replace the outgoing Red Devils’ legend, David De Gea. The Cameroon international has faced a turbulent start to his United career and received heavy criticism for his underperformance.
Onana made multiple critical errors that led to the goals and added to United’s dismay as they struggled for consistency. The Red Devils have lost eight games out of 14 matches in all competitions this season. United have conceded 23 goals in those 14 matches as the Cameroonian featured in every game.
The 27-year-old made a heroic last-minute penalty save against FC Copenhagen in United’s last Champions League game.
Onana was the only good performer in the 0-3 Manchester derby defeat against their bitter rivals Manchester City. The Cameroonian made many crucial saves to keep the team in the contest as the Citizens kept probing.
United manager Erik ten Hag chose Onana to succeed De Gea after his fantastic campaign with Inter. The Cameroon international played a crucial role as the Italian side reached the Champions League final last season.
The 27-year-old made an impressive 48 saves in 13 games for Inter during their Champions League campaign. The Cameroonian ended the competition with the most saves and the most clean sheets. Ballon d’Or announced their ranking (h/t Eurosport), placing Onana 23rd for his incredible season with Inter.
More Manchester United News-
- Manchester United legend Roy Keane has his say after Manchester Derby ends in City’s favour
- Manchester United handed a major boost in pursuit of defender Jean-Clair Todibo with the potential assistance from Sir Jim Ratcliffe
- Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag adamant that the derby was even until the penalty changed the momentum
The Red Devils have an enriched history of legendary goalkeepers who fortified the goalpost for a long period. De Gea succeeded another legend, Edwin van der Sar under Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest manager in the club’s history. The Spaniard ended his 12-year stint during the summer after winning numerous honours and becoming a fan favourite.
Onana will hope that he can continue the legacies of his predecessors and etch his name in the club’s history. The 27-year-old has all the qualities to achieve greatness in the United’s jersey and his Ballon d’Or ranking proves that.