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Andre Onana makes surprise ‘adaption’ statement following Man United win vs Wolves



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Andre Onana has made a surprisingly modest statement regarding his adaption to the Manchester United side following the team’s opening day Premier League win against Wolves.

The goalkeeper made six saves in a game where United were lucky to collect all three points. Wolves manager Gary O’Neil was aggrieved that his side did not receive a penalty in the late stages of the game when Onana clashed with an opponent in his box.

However, other than that instance, the goalkeeper was one of the only bright sparks for Erik ten Hag’s side. His brave claim in the last seconds of the game alleviated all pressure for his backline.

We can already see that Onana as a player is completely different to David de Gea, who left the club after 12 years in July.

There have been arguments that the United side will need to adapt to the way that he plays, however, Onana has squashed those suggestions and instead states that he is the one who needs to adapt to playing for United.

“Listen, I think I’m playing with some of the best defenders in the world because playing for Manchester United is not something easy,” he said. “I think I’m the one who has to adapt because United is a very big club.

“I’m proud to be able to perform here and proud to play alongside these defenders and if something has to change, I think we will do it. At the moment, everything is going right and we just have to continue working like this.”

It was a tough competitive debut for the goalkeeper, who admitted that Wolves’ offensive threat came as a slight surprise to him. “To be honest, yes,” he added. “We played against a good team, they are a tough team to beat.

“The game was not easy and we showed a lot of character, especially in the second half because we needed everyone to drop and we did amazing.

“Happy with this victory because it is not easy to play against a tough team like Wolves. Now we have to look forward. I was happy with my guys, they did an amazing job, they didn’t concede any goals so for me I am very happy with the victory.

“If they did something wrong we will talk inside but today I am proud of the team. We did an amazing job and we are going to fight for everything.”