Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana takes full responsibility for the team’s failure to secure a result against Bayern Munich, acknowledging that his error cost them dearly. In an eventful game in Germany, Bayern benefited from Onana’s mistake, leading to a crucial goal which they quickly followed up with another. This happened after United had started the match with a disciplined approach.
Onana, reflecting on the match, expressed the challenges of being a goalkeeper, saying, “This is the life of a goalkeeper.” He admitted that his mistake had a significant impact on the game and the team’s overall performance, saying, “It’s difficult. We started very well. After my mistake, we lost control of the game. It’s a difficult situation for us, especially for me, as I’m the one who let the team down. We were very proficient on the ball, and they didn’t create any chances. However, their first shot on target was my mistake, which was the turning point, leading to a decline in our team’s performance. If we didn’t secure a victory today, it was because of me.”
Onana also acknowledged that he has had a challenging start in Manchester and emphasized his determination to learn from his mistakes and become stronger. He recognized that this performance was subpar, stating, “I have a lot to prove. My start in Manchester hasn’t been as I desired, and this was one of my worst games.”
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who was a pundit on TNT, concurred with Onana’s assessment, placing the blame squarely on the goalkeeper for the crucial error. Ferdinand commented, “All the responsibility for that goal falls on him. It was a routine save, not a difficult shot to handle. He would have expected to make that save. This incident reflects Manchester United‘s season overall, as most of the goals they’ve conceded could have been defended more effectively. He failed to rise to the occasion in a critical moment.”
Andre Onana , who joined United in the summer for a fee of £47.2 million, had previously played a key role in Inter Milan’s journey to the final of last season’s Champions League. However, he has encountered difficulties behind a less-than-stable defense, conceding 14 goals in six games across all competitions. United has now suffered four losses in these six games, including their last three consecutive matches.