Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand said the club’s goalkeeper, Andre Onana, reminded him of himself following the club’s 2-1 win against Brentford over the weekend.
United came from behind to win the goal with two late goals from McTominay.
During the the winning goal, Onana could be seen celebrating widely, a display that reminded Ferdinand of his performance prior to the 2002 World Cup.
Ferdinand told his FIVE podcast on Monday, “I saw a bit of myself, I didn’t play well when England drew against Greece when David Beckham scored that free-kick [to famously secure World Cup 2002 qualification].
“I remember celebrating with Becks and thanking him. I saw a bit of that in Onana. When you make a mistake… I could sense the relief that he had.
“He should have made the save. In training, he probably makes that save every day. I saw a quote from Peter Schmeichel, who spoke to him and told him not to let [the pressure of] Man Utd get to you.
“If you were to speak to Onana himself, I think he would say, ‘This is not the start I wanted, this is no way near the level I am used to performing at and this is not the standard required at Man Utd so I need to buck up my ideas’.”