The Cameroon international took responsibility for his performance in Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.
Andre Onana has said Manchester United’s 4-3 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich was, in his view, due to his errors.
The €52.5 million summer signing didn’t mince words when discussing his performance. He referred to his mistake in the first half, where a Leroy Sane snapshot slipped beneath him to gift Bayern Munich the lead on Wednesday.
“This is the life of a goalkeeper,” Onana remarked to TNT Sports.
“It’s difficult. We started very good. After my mistake, we lost control of the game. It’s a difficult situation for us, for me especially because I’m the one who let the team down.”
‘This was one of my worst games’
Onana has conceded 14 goals in his six games for Manchester United since joining from Inter Milan in the summer. He has kept just one clean sheet in total.
That said, the Cameroonian did make five saves to aid United’s comeback in the second half. They gave a spirited display, despite further goals from Serge Gnabry and Harry Kane. Rasmus Hojlund’s strike and a late brace from Casemiro left them on the brink of a point.
Yet, in added time, Onana conceded his fourth goal of the game when Mathys Tel scored to hand Bayern the victory.
“If we didn’t win today, it was because of me,” the goalkeeper said.
“I have to learn from it and be strong. 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.”
Nonetheless, Erik ten Hag refused to allow Onana to take sole responsibility. The manager insisted the whole team must be held accountable and bounce back together.
United sit bottom of Group A behind Copenhagen and Galatasaray, who drew 2-2 in their respective game, and leaders Bayern.