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Erik ten Hag and Paul Scholes at odds over André Onana’s game vs Galatasaray



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Erik ten Hag and Paul Scholes have differing views about André Onana after Manchester United’s 3-3 draw against Galatasaray in the Champions League.

Manchester United, despite scoring three goals away from home, failed to secure a much-needed three points against Galatasaray, throwing their Champions League future into significant doubt.

André Onana had a poor performance, with two of the three goals arguably his fault. Hakim Ziyech scored two free kicks, with Onana being questioned for his movements during them both.

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Although it has since been revealed that his first free-kick should not have stood, the second was purely the fault of Onana, who spilt the ball into his own net.

“It’s a shame because he (Onana) has started to look okay the last few weeks,” Scholes told TNT Sports after full-time. “It’s the Champions League where it’s been a struggle for him. I don’t think his concentration is there, which is the most important thing for a goalkeeper.

“The other team probably think we’re just going to shoot. He [Onana] looks like he is going to concede every time.”

Erik ten Hag, however, has a different view of the game, refusing to single Onana out for blame during the 3-3 draw.

“André is okay,” Ten Hag said. “As I said, it is not about individuals. Of course, individual errors in football can make a difference, and you take responsibility for it, but it is always about the team.

“This team is good. All the players in the squad are good and deserve the best to play for Manchester United because they are brilliant players. And that counts for the whole squad.

“I think as a team, we played very well. We win and lose together. You see the progress in this team. I take many positives from this game.

“Some mistakes [but] we played like I want my team to play. It was enjoyable to watch that proactive, dynamic, brave, and we scored great goals.

“Even after we had some setbacks, we kept going until the end, and we should have won with big chances from Scott McTominay and (Facundo) Pellistri.

“Of course, I am disappointed because we should have managed the game better. We will learn from that. Because this team is in development.”