Cameroon and Manchester United shot-stopper Andre Onana to come out of international retirement
During the 2022 World Cup, the former Inter Milan goalkeeper had a falling out with the national team head coach Rigobert Song. Subsequently, the 27-year-old decided not to play again for the Indomitable Lions.
However, it looks like Onana is set to change his mind and return to the national team setup. The shot-stopper could be back in between the sticks for Cameroon in the upcoming fixtures in September.
The Indomitable Lions are set to take on Burundi in AFCON qualifying. Whether Song will start with the Red Devils’ goalkeeper in between the sticks on 12 September remains to be seen.
Onana has been a key player for Cameroon for several years now. The shot-stopper made his debut for them in September 2016 against Gabon in a 2-1 friendly win.
The Africa Cup of Nations is set to take place between January and February next year. In 2022, the Old Trafford side’s shot-stopper reached the semi-finals of the bi-annual competition with the Indomitable Lions.
United signed Onana as a replacement for David de Gea. The Spaniard had been a loyal servant for the Red Devils for over a decade before his contract expired at the end of June 2023.
The Cameroonian has already showcased impressive ability with the ball at his feet, something the former Atletico Madrid star looked uncomfortable with. Erik ten Hag has Tom Heaton and Dean Henderson in his ranks for now as well.
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If Onana indeed ends up rejoining his national side, we will be without the shot-stopper for a few fixtures during the winter period. It remains to be seen how the Old Trafford side will cope with that.