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Altay Bayindir may finally be able to make good on his first Manchester United words



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Altay Bayındır can make good on an ambition of his if Andrè Onana is unavailable next weekend due to injury.

Andrè Onana was substituted for Cameroon towards the end of their 3-0 victory over Mauritius on Friday evening, with the player being guided off the field by medical staff due to an abductor problem.

This, of course, may pave the way for Altay Bayındır to make his debut for the club almost three months after he signed for Manchester United to become Erik ten Hag‘s secondary goalkeeper.

Bayındır signed for an approximated £4.3 million from Turkish side Fenerbahçe SK on deadline day and has become the first-ever Turkish player to sign for the Old Trafford club.

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But, despite this, he is yet to make his debut and actually represent the club on the pitch, which he explained in September that he feels is a “huge honour”.

“It is a huge honour to join Manchester United and become the first Turkish player to represent this incredible club,” he said upon signing for Manchester United.

“I have a passion for success, and I will give everything to help this special group of players to achieve our ambitions.

“I cannot wait to start working with such an experienced goalkeeping unit. We will support each other and drive high standards every day so that each of us is ready to perform whenever called upon.”

If Onana’s injury is deemed serious enough, this would allow Bayındır to finally make good on his promise of becoming the first Turkish player to represent United as they travel to face Everton at Goodison Park next Sunday.

Everton have been handed a 10-point deduction after it was confirmed that they had breached financial fair play rules, and the atmosphere at Goodison Park will almost certainly be a tough one.