“Andre Onana Identifies the Precise Cause of Manchester United’s Defeat to Manchester City: ‘We Didn’t Read the Game'”

Joe Lee
Inter Milan's Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana reacts after Inter scored during the Italian Serie A football match between Inter and Atalanta on May 27, 2023 at the Giuseppe-Meazza (San Siro) stadium in Milan. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Manchester United custodian Andre Onana blamed his team’s defeat against Manchester City on their inability to read the game adequately.

United suffered a 3-0 loss at Old Trafford against their neighbours earlier today.

A 26th-minute penalty from Erling Haaland opened the score for Pep Guardiola’s men. The Norwegian added a second in the second half after being left unmarked inside the box.

Phil Foden added the third of the game to ensure City clinched all three points against the Red Devils.

Following the game, Onana talked to BBC Match of the Day (via Manchester Evening News) on what went wrong for United vs. City and how to go ahead.

Onana had a fantastic individual performance and is one of the few players who can say they did their tasks well.

He made many key stops to keep United in the game and keep the score from becoming ugly.

After a difficult start to life at United, it seems that Onana is well on his way to finally turning a corner and showing why Erik ten Hag spent big money to bring him from Inter Milan.

The Cameroonian said after the final whistle, “It is not how we want. We played a very good opponent and unfortunately, we didn’t read the game.”

“As Manchester United, we try to be ready every game but there were some key moments – like the penalty. I’m not the one to decide [the penalty] and we have to accept the decision of the referee.”

“The first goal was a key moment and from there on we looked down.”

United face Newcastle next in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at home.

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