Andre Onana has said he let his team down in a candid interview following Manchester United’s crushing defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but coach Erik ten Hag didn’t think so.
Onana, who joined the English club from Inter for around €55m in the summer transfer window, made a big mistake in his side’s 4-3 defeat at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.
He failed to stop Leroy Sane’s long-range effort to give the German club the lead. The Cameroonian goalkeeper conceded three more goals as United opened the Champions League season with a loss.
But, Onana came out after the match and spoke to TNT Sports after the result. He took full responsibility in a brutally honest post-match interview.
“After my mistake we lost control of the game – I’m the one who let the team down. The team was good, we didn’t win this game because of me”, said Onana first.
“My start in Manchester is not so good. Today is one of my worst matches. It was a great opportunity for us to bounce back from the pressure we’re facing, but it’s difficult. We must be together”, he concluded.
However, United coach Ten Hag did not blame Onana, who he praised for taking charge.
“It’s good that Onana is taking responsibility, but it’s about the whole team – we’re coming back as a team,” said Ten Hag.