Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana committed a significant blunder in their match against Bayern Munich.
Erik ten Hag’s team entered their Champions League group game against Bayern Munich following a humbling 3-1 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League, as well as dealing with various injuries and off-field issues.
Despite these challenges, United displayed promise in the first half-hour of the game. However, Bayern Munich took the lead in the 29th minute due to a mistake by goalkeeper Onana.
With limited threat, Harry Kane passed the ball to Leroy Sane, who shifted onto his left foot and unleashed a weak strike at goal that lacked both power and precision.
But as Onana went to ground to gather the shot, it somehow squirmed through his body and into the net.
Onana, looked visibly shaken by the gaff, and minutes later was once again picking the ball out of his own net as Serge Gnabry latched onto a Jamal Musiala cut-back, and struck a low finish into the far corner.
Questions had be raised over Onana’s shot-stopping ability before the Champions League match, given the goalkeeper had been beaten 10 times in his opening five games for United, with the club suffering three defeats in that time.
André Onana has had a howler here
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On the matter, however, Onana, who was bought from Inter Milan for £47.2million this summer with a reputation for being good with the ball at his feet, acknowledged that his first job has to be to keep it out of the net.
He said viaMail Online: “I don’t think I’m here because I’m good with my feet. First I have to save the goals, that’s why I’m here.
“The most important is the team, we are here to win. If the team needs me with my feet, I will be good with my feet. but it depends on the situation, a high block or a low block.
“Replacing David isn’t something easy. The start of the season is not what we want. It will come, I’m very confident. We all have to step up. We didn’t start well but I’m confident we’ll get it right. When I see how we’re working I’m confident and excited.”