DAILY MAIL 🔵 Onana says he is not at Man United because he is ‘good with his feet’ – Shango Media

DAILY MAIL 🔵 Onana says he is not at Man United because he is ‘good with his feet’

  • Andre Onana says he is at Man United ‘to save the goals’ – not due to his passing
  • His shot-stopping ability has been questioned compared to David de Gea
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Andre Onana insists he has not just been brought to Manchester United because he is good with his feet as he vowed to help Erik ten Hag’s side recover from a difficult start to the season.

The goalkeeper has been beaten 10 times in his opening five games for United as his new club have suffered three defeats ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Bayern Munich.

Although the Cameroon keeper hasn’t made any high-profile blunders, it has raised questions over his shot-stopping ability after replacing David de Gea this summer.

Onana was bought from Inter Milan for £47.2million with a reputation for being good with the ball at his feet, but he acknowledged that his first job has to be to keep it out of the net.

‘I don’t think I’m here because I’m good with my feet,’ he said. ‘First I have to save the goals, that’s why I’m here.

Andre Onana rejected accusations that he is at Manchester United just because he can play with his feet - saying 'first I have to save the goals'

The Cameroon international has conceded 10 goals in five Premier League games but has not made any major errors

‘The most important is the team, we are here to win. If the team needs me with my feet, I will be good with my feet. but it depends on the situation, a high block or a low block.

‘Replacing David isn’t something easy. The start of the season is not what we want. It will come, I’m very confident. We all have to step up. We didn’t start well but I’m confident we’ll get it right. When I see how we’re working I’m confident and excited.’

Onana was asked about his rant at Harry Maguire during United’s pre-season game against Borussia Dortmund in Las Vegas when he berated his teammate over a mistake.

He replied: ‘Harry’s a very good guy, I have a good relationship with him. I spoke to him this morning before we took off. What happened there was done straight after the game.

‘I don’t think we have to give too much to what happened. We are big guys and what happened on the pitch stays on the pitch. We have a good relationship.

Onana replaced David de Gea at Old Trafford this summer with a reputation for good passing

‘I’m a very passionate player, I demand a lot of my defenders. We are in this together and being part of a big club is something great. Man United is huge, I’m happy to be here.’

Onana was also reluctant to discuss his situation with the Cameroon national team after coming out of retirement to play for his country earlier this month. It means he could miss seven games for United if Cameroon go all the way in the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.

He said: ‘If I’m called up, we don’t know if I will. Let’s see what is going to happen in the next month. We are here to play against Bayern, it’s an important game for us and the most important thing.’


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