Andre Onana blamed himself for Manchester United’s defeat against Bayern Munich after a mistake for the opening goal of the game.
Onana let Leroy Sane’s fairly tame shot go under his body to allow the German side to open the scoring and then Bayern would ultimately control the rest of the game. His frustration was clear on the pitch in that moment and during his interview after the game.
“It’s difficult. I think in the beginning we were good but after my mistake, we lost control of the game,” he told TNT Sport. “I’m the one who let the team down.
“I have a lot to prove, because to be honest my start in Manchester is not so good, it is not how it want [it to be].”
Onana has had a difficult start to life at Old Trafford with the defensive set-up of the team looking completely different to last season despite similar personnel.
However, manager Ten Hag has suggested that the fault for the first goal, which changed the tide of the game, was not solely Onana’s fault, despite the Dutchman being frustrated at conceding four in one game.
When you score three goals in Munich at least you have to take a point, but we didn’t, therefore we have to look in the mirror, the goals were easy giveaways,” he explained during his post-match press conference.
“You see how easy Sane is coming through. That has to do with determination: don’t let players so easily through. That is the line you have to cross through. You have to suffer sacrifice in certain situations to stop that and only when we get that in, we win games.”
It was both Marcus Rashford and Christian Eriksen who let the left-footed right winger inside on his stronger foot way too easily. He glided past the Danish international with absolute ease when playing the one-two with Harry Kane for the goal.
“He (Onana) takes the responsibility and that shows personality,” continued Ten Hag. “That personality he needs to get in higher levels. If there is one mistake, don’t make it bigger than it is. After he made in the second half great saves, so he shows his capabilities.”
United will be hoping to have a strengthened midfield for their trip to Burnley on Saturday after Mason Mount, Kobbie Mainoo, and Sofyan Amrabat trained on Tuesday.
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