Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana will miss up to seven games, including a huge Premier League clash.
During the summer transfer window, United spent big to transfer Onana from Inter to Old Trafford. The deal to get the goalkeeper cost about 55 million euros.
Onana is United’s number 1 following the departure of David de Gea, who left the club after his contract expired.
However, United could be without Onana for a crucial part of their season. This is due to the fact that the 27-year-old will play in the African Cup of Nations, which will take place in January and February.
Onana was initially left the Cameroon national team after falling out with manager Rigobert Song. However, he was included in the squad for the final international matches, which included the AFCON Group C qualifier against Burundi.
The goalkeeper played the full 90 minutes as Cameroon ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Bryan Mbeumo, Christopher Wooh and Vincent Aboubakar.
With Onana set to play in the AFCON, he will miss four Premier League games, against Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United and Aston Villa.
In addition, he will also miss the semi-final of the Carabao Cup and the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The first matches of the 1/16 of the Champions League are scheduled to take place a week after the end of the AFCON.