Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag keeps faith in Andre Onana after their loss to Galatasaray
The Red Devils are currently fourth in the Champions League Group A table after back-to-back defeats in the competition. United’s loss against the Turkish club came on the home turf at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Onana had a moment of madness during the game when he played a casual pass in the 77th minute of the game. An interception turned the pass into a counter-attack against United.
The Red Devils midfielder Casemiro attempted to intercept but ended up fouling Dries Mertens within the box. The referee sent off the Brazilian, forcing United to finish the game with 10 men.
Ten Hag backed Onana after the match while reassuring the quality and ability of the goalkeeper. He said:
“Andre was in one semi-finals of the Champions League, last season he was in a final of the Champions League, he has the capabilities to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He showed that and he will do. We have already seen in games his great capabilities, also his personality after he made a mistake. He will bounce back and I’m sure he will do in the coming games as well.”
The 27-year-old took responsibility after the loss against Bayern Munich and showed his character and leadership after the game. Onana fumbled the ball into the back of his own net against the German giants.
United have started the season very poorly losing six out of the 10 games they have played in all competitions. The Cameroon international has played each of the 10 games and only managed to keep three clean sheets.
The Red Devils have conceded 18 goals so far this season in all competitions. Onana replaced United legend David De Gea during the summer in hopes of continuing the Spaniard’s legacy.
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The United manager has a firm belief in Onana’s ability and character to return strongly from the setback. The 27-year-old has played under Ten Hag at Ajax and took Inter Milan to the Champions League final last season. The Red Devils fan will hope that the Cameroonian will soon fortify the United defense to build some momentum.