Despite the fact that he first encountered difficulties at Old Trafford, the Cameroon international subsequently won over supporters with a succession of spectacular performances, the most notable of which was a key penalty save in a Champions League triumph against Copenhagen by a score of 1-0.
Despite the fact that there has been a good shift in perspective of Onana, there are still questions that remain. Several sources from Il Messaggero have suggested that Manchester United is considering making an offer for Provedel, a goalkeeper who is presently playing for Lazio, in the month of January. It has been stated that the Italian club is willing to part ways with the 29-year-old player for a purchase price that is greater than €35 million.
SciSports, a company that specializes in data analytics, has revealed that Provedel appears to be more impressive than Onana from a statistical point of view.
At this time, it is not clear whether Manchester United sees Provedel as a direct successor for Onana or whether Manager Erik ten Hag sees the Italian goalie as a healthy competition for Onana, who is 27 years old.
However, despite the fact that Altay Bayindir was acquired from Fenerbahce in August with the intention of filling the post of goalkeeper, he has not yet made an appearance under Ten Hag’s direction. As a result of Onana’s persistent favoritism, Bayindir has been relegated to the bench for each and every game since his arrival. This has resulted in Bayindir falling substantially behind Onana in the hierarchy of the team.
The prospects for Bayindir to demonstrate his talent appear to be limited, particularly in light of the fact that Onana continues to be the player of choice in games. There is a possibility that Bayindir will only have the opportunity to demonstrate his skills in the FA Cup in January, given that Manchester United has been eliminated from the League Cup. This is assuming that Onana does not sustain an injury or gets suspended.
The goalkeeping position at Manchester United is obviously being evaluated, and it appears that Provedel is one of the players that the Red Devils are keeping a careful eye on while they keep an eye on the situation.
As the club works through this evaluation process, the battle for the position of goalkeeper is becoming more intense, which may have repercussions for the general dynamics of the team. The January transfer window is expected to be a crucial period during which decisions concerning the goalkeeping department could have a significant impact on the direction that the squad will take throughout the current season.