Man Utd must SAVE Onana from Everton nightmare

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 8 Apr 2024 14:13 BST
  • 4 min read
Amadou Onana, Man Utd, Everton, 2023/24

Everton have been hit with another points deduction, with news breaking that the Toffees have been deducted a further two points for breaching the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Sean Dyche's side were docked six points earlier this season and have now been hit with a further two-point deduction.

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Furthermore, their early season form has well and truly ended, and they face an uphill battle to maintain their Premier League status.

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Sean Dyche’s side picked up a 1-0 win against 10-man Burnley on Saturday, to seal their first Premier League win of 2024. It ended a run of 13 league matches without a victory - something that hadn’t happened for 67 years. Furthermore, their run of four consecutive victories in December now seems like a distant memory.

The Toffees are just two points clear of the relegation zone following the latest points deduction, their current form is woeful and the squad looks devoid of any confidence.

In addition, the draw against Newcastle United last week was further proof that Amadou Onana needs to leave the club. He wasn’t at his very best at St James’ Park, and was withdrawn in the second-half, but it’s clear that Onana is superior to the vast majority of his current team-mates.

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The most telling example of this occurred in the 28th minute of the draw to Eddie Howe's men. After a long spell of Newcastle possession, Everton regained the ball and looked to spring a quick counter-attack.

Onana played the ball into Beto’s feet, who opted to lay the ball back towards the Belgian despite having the ability to turn and run at Dan Burn and Fabian Schar. However, his pass was loose and left Onana with far too much to do. The midfielder was unable to get the ball under control and Newcastle regained possession.

Onana threw his hands up in disgust as Jacob Murphy sprinted into the Everton penalty area before jogging back into position after throwing a glare in Beto’s direction.

Amadou Onana to Man Utd?

As he proved during Belgium’s 2-2 draw against England in March, Onana is capable of cutting it at the very highest level, but he has been unable to display his full potential in a pretty poor Everton side.

Ultimately, Onana is far too good for a dogfight at the bottom of the Premier League table and Manchester United must save him or his career is at risk of flatlining.

Amadou Onana, Everton
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The Red Devils are extremely interested in the Belgium international, as previously reported by FootballTransfers, and he appears to be the perfect replacement for Casemiro at Old Trafford.

He would add height and physicality to Man Utd’s midfield, while Kobbie Mainoo would flourish next to the Everton star.

Onana is accomplished in possession and feels like a player who would thrive under the pressure of playing for arguably the biggest club in England.

The Belgium international needs to leave Everton and Man Utd appears to be the ideal destination for him.

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