Onana added: “To join Manchester United is an incredible honour and I have worked hard all my life to get to this moment. Overcoming many obstacles along the way. Walking out at Old Trafford to defend our goal and contribute to the team will be another amazing experience.

“Manchester United has a long history of incredible goalkeepers, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years. I am excited by the opportunity to work again with Erik ten Hag, and I can’t wait to play my part in the success I know he is determined to deliver at this great football club.”

Ten Hag will hope that Onana can live up to expectations and he can work with a goalkeeper more comfortable with his feet than De Gea, despite the former United man’s exceptional shot-stopping ability.