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Andrè Onana and Ole Gunnar Solskjær agree on Manchester United dressing room character



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Andrè Onana has perfectly shown the type of character that Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes a good Manchester United squad requires.

Andrè Onana drew unfortunate headlines as Manchester United lost 4-3 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

On the same day when The Athletic released an extensive and exclusive interview with Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Onana made a pivotal mistake for Bayern’s opening goal, which he explained cost his side the match.

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“The team were one down because of that mistake,” Onana said to TNT Sports after the fixture. “I have to learn from it and be strong. I’m happy with the comeback of the team.

“I have a lot to prove. My start in Manchester hasn’t been so good, not how I want. This was one of my worst games. We have big ambition.

“It’s a tough time. We have to be together and work hard.”

Onana was humble with his post-match comments, recognising both his mistake and his position at the club currently, as well as where he must improve and what he must show in the future in order to prove himself.

This mentality is clearly something Onana feels is required in order to be a regular playing part of the Manchester United dressing room, and Solskjær thinks the same.

“Some players felt they should’ve played more and weren’t constructive to the environment,” Solskjær said when asked about issues he faced during his time as manager of the club.

“That’s a huge sin for me. When I didn’t start games I wanted to prove to the manager he’d made the wrong decision.

“Now, a lot of players aren’t like that. Agents and family members get into their heads and tell them they’re better than they are because they have a vested interest. It’s a disease of modern football.”

Onana’s actions after his mistake and United’s defeat is the exact type of personality that Solskjær feels went amiss with some of the players in his squad – Onana would have no doubt been a favourite for the Norweigan manager, just as he is under Erik ten Hag.