In the match against Galatasaray, the Cameroonian goalkeeper had a calm performance in the middle of the field but made Man Utd fans unbelievable.
In the 37th minute, goalkeeper Fernando Muslera made a long kick. When he saw Andre Onana rising to the middle of the field, Aaron Wan-Bissaka proactively gave way to his teammates. Hakim Ziyech stepped forward with determination to apply pressure, but Onana was calm and made a turn to completely eliminate his former Ajax teammate.
“What am I watching?”, account AB commented.
“Onana was so calm, but he didn’t know how heart-stopping the fans were at this phase,” the second person breathed a sigh of relief.
“Man Utd bought Onana precisely because of plays like this,” another fan said.
Onana beat Ziyech in midfield but was defeated by the former Chelsea star in two set situations afterward. In the 29th and 62nd minutes, Onana had to go into the net to pick up the ball before annoying free kicks from the right wing.
On the second goal, Onana made a mistake. He ducked but let the ball bounce out and roll into the net. In the 68th minute, Ziyech almost forced his former Cameroon teammate into the net to pick up the ball for the third time with a precise cross. Luck was on the side of the Premier League representative, when the referee flagged Dries Mertens for offside on the inside.
After escaping defeat, MU’s defense still hasn’t learned the lesson. In the 72nd minute, Ziyech once again made his mark with a classy through ball that allowed substitute Kerem Akturkoglu to escape and shoot decisively, equalizing 3-3 for Galatasaray.
Onana’s mistake made Man Utd pay a heavy price. The door for the home team at Old Trafford to continue has almost closed. In the Champions League this season, Onana has conceded 14 goals in just 5 matches.