Andre Onana dropped a clanger in Man United’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich as they lost 4-3 at the Allianz Arena.
Erik ten Hag is convinced goalkeeper Andre Onana will bounce back from his howler in Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.
Onana let in Leroy Sane’s tame shot in the 28th minute to put Bayern Munich 1-0 up and United conceded again four minutes later.
Although United trimmed United’s advantage three times in the second half, they eventually lost 4-3 – their third defeat running and fourth loss in the last five.
Onana requested to speak to the rights holders after the game and accepted responsibility for his error. Ten Hag vowed the United players would support the £47.2million signing.
“I think he shows that he takes responsibility and has the personality that he needs to get to high levels,” Ten Hag stated. “But I don’t think it’s just about him; I think it’s about the team’s performance.”
“So we have to help him and support him on the pitch.” But it doesn’t only apply to Andre; it applies to everyone on the pitch. They must comprehend that they are 11, that they are in the same boat, and that they must be on the same page in order to get outcomes
“There will always be mistakes in football, so don’t magnify them.” As I previously stated, it was not just Andre who had that objective, but it was also after that.
“In the second half, he made great saves for us, he showed his capabilities, and he will bounce back for us; he is an important player.”
United have let up 14 goals in six games, with Onana allowing saveable efforts in both the win against Nottingham Forest last month and the loss to Brighton last week.
The 27-year-old told TNT Sports: “It’s difficult. We started very well and after my mistake we lost control of the game. It’s a difficult situation for me, I let the team down. It’s because of me we didn’t win this game.
“We have to move on, it’s the life of the goalkeeper. They hadn’t created any chances, their first shot on target I made the mistake and the team went down. We fought until the end but I have to recognise that we didn’t win because of me.
“I still have a lot to prove (to the United fans). My start hasn’t been so good, not how I wanted. It’s difficult. It was an opportunity to bounce back and yeah, it’s tough, a tough time and we have to be together and learn from our mistake.”