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Manchester United: André Onana speaks out in defense

André Onana
Manchester United: André Onana speaks out in defense

André Onana is taking a lot of flak at the moment. Not helped by his defense, the Manchester United goalkeeper is taking a lot of goals. But some observers don't blame him for everything, and are convinced that he will regain his invulnerability.

nana has seemed to be in turmoil.And his mistake against Bayern in the Champions League will not silence the critics. The Cameroonian keeper was left with a hole in his side's goal when Bayern opened the scoring. In the end, the Mancunians lost 4-3. Since then, the former Inter wall has been the target of cobblestones. However, he does have some extenuating circumstances. In the BBC Radio 5 Live Euro Leagues podcast, Guillem Balague, comes to his defense.

"Everything focused - as it very often does - on a single incident: Onana's error. There were 19 shots from Bayern, nine from Man United. That tells the story. The emphasis was on one mistake. On the whole, this is a team that doesn't defend very well. Man United don't have a clear idea of how they want to defend."

The number of goals André Onana has conceded does not speak in his favor. The 27-year-old goalkeeper has conceded 14 goals in just 6 games played (10 in 5 Premier League games). This fragility contrasts with his exceptional 2022-2023 season with Inter. He scored just 36 goals in 41 games. In the Champions League, he recorded 8 clean sheets in 13 games. Speaking to BBC, James Horncastle believes that the Cameroonian will once again become a sovereign.

"He kept Inter in games last season with his hands, not his feet. With time, we'll see Onana's true worth. But at the moment, as with everything at Manchester United, it's a club that doesn't have a stable environment, everything is under pressure. It's not an easy environment to integrate into. André Onana will appreciate this. After all, he is the 6th goalkeeper to make the most saves in the league this season (20).

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