Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag feels under-pressure goalkeeper Andre Onana can take confidence from the experiences of former Red Devils Peter Schmeichel and David de Gea.
Onana has been heavily criticised since joining United from Inter Milan for £47.2m in July.
The 27-year-old has only kept three clean sheets in 11 games for United.
“Big United keepers like Schmeichel and De Gea didn’t start too good,” Ten Hag said.
“For Andre, it is good to know that little bit of history. He knows, we know, he will do much better.”
A succession of mistakes have been highlighted in United’s torrid start to the campaign – the latest in the victory over Brentford a fortnight ago when the Cameroon international failed to get down quickly enough to keep out Mathias Jensen’s first-half strike.
Ten Hag accepts Onana’s form has not been good enough but is certain improvement will come soon.
“Every player who’s coming into the Premier League needs an integration period,” Ten Hag said.
“But he has to step up. He will do it, I’m sure he will. I’m sure we will have a lot of joy with him.”
United face Sheffield United on Saturday