Onana’s blunder gave Bayern the lead in their 4-3 Champions League victory over Manchester United.
Andre Onana feels he has a lot to show at Manchester United after accepting responsibility for the club’s 4-3 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich.
United had made a strong start in Germany, but surrendered the opening goal in the 28th minute as Leroy Sane’s effort slipped under Onana.
Summer signing Onana had faced 12 shots on goal this season, nine of which had resulted in goals, and he would go on to surrender three more times, with Casemiro’s late double not enough.
And, speaking to TNT Sports after the game, United goalie Onana said, “It’s difficult.” We got off to a great start. We lost control of the game as a result of my error. It’s a challenging position for us, and especially for me.
Because of the blunder, the squad was one down. I must learn from it and be strong. I’m pleased with the team’s comeback.
“I’ve got a lot to prove. My first few weeks in Manchester have not gone as planned. This was one of my poorest performances. We have lofty goals.
“It’s a difficult moment. We must stick together and work hard.”
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand responded to Onana’s admission, saying, “I respect that.” I’ve lost games, committed blunders, and at times refused to speak to the media. It’s a challenging situation.
“That demonstrated good character and demonstrated that he is made of the right stuff.” It’s difficult to rebuild oneself.”
“He’s been less than convincing, I’d say,” Paul Scholes remarked. He makes errors, but he must overcome them. At this club, you can’t afford to linger on it.”
Speaking after Onana’s interview, United boss Erik ten Hag then said it was “good” his goalkeeper fronted up – but says the focus should be on the team making amends.
“It’s good he’s doing that but it’s about the team,” Ten Hag told TNT Sports. “Mistakes are being made but you have to bounce back as a team. If one player makes a mistake, it’s done, its gone. We have to believe as a team that we can always bounce back. Tonight we showed it.
“I’m disappointed because we should stay in the game. If you score three goals at Bayern Munich you have to take a point.
“We are in a period, a lot is going against us. We have to make our own luck. We’ve played great teams in the last three games.”
With Burnley next for United, who have conceded three goals in each of their past three games, Ten Hag added: “Every game is important. Every game is huge. We have to make our own luck. Nobody can help you.
“Stay in the game and don’t allow the opponent to score a goal. it’s not about one mistake. It was too easy for the player to have the shot.
“We, team, me included, only we can do it [change things]. It’s in our hands, nobody else.”