Andre Onana had a match to forget as Bayern Munich defeated Manchester United 4-3 in a thrilling encounter with seven goals.
Onana’s blunder in the 28th minute allowed Leroy Sane to give Bayern Munich the lead. Four minutes later, Serge Gnabry doubled their advantage, leaving Manchester United two goals down at halftime. Rasmus Hojlund managed to pull one back for Manchester United early in the second half, but Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane converted a penalty just four minutes later to restore their two-goal lead.
In the 88th minute, Casemiro scored for Manchester United, giving them hope, but substitute Mathys Tel extended Bayern Munich’s lead to two goals in added time (90+2).
Casemiro once again breathed life into Manchester United with a header from a Bruno Fernandes cross in the 90+5 minute, but time was not on their side for a comeback.
Andre Onana requested for an interview immediately after the match. Speaking to TNT Sports broadcaster about the seven-goal clash at the Allianz Arena, Andre Onana admitted he was a fault for Manchester United’s defeat
“It’s difficult, you know,” he admitted. “It’s difficult to lose this way because I feel in the beginning, we started very good. After my mistake, we lost the control of the game. You know, it’s a difficult situation and for me especially because I’m the one who let the team down. But the team was very good, I think it’s because of me, that they didn’t win this game.
“So I’m happy for the work of the team. We just have to move on. This is the life of the goalkeeper and, if we didn’t win today, it is because of me.”
“I think we were very good on the ball,” he added. “They didn’t create any chances. The first shot on target, I made a mistake so I think it was the keeper and the team went down because of that mistake.
“Well, I have to learn from it, be strong and move on. It is not an easy situation. I am very happy with the comeback of the team and fighting until the end but, because of me, we didn’t win.
“I have to recognise that, because of me, we didn’t win.”
The Cameroonian international was then asked if he has to prove himself to Manchester United fans after replacing David De Gea in the summer
“Of course,” he said. “I still have a lot to prove because, to be honest, my start in Manchester is not so good or how I want to play. How I play today, it was one of my worst games. It’s difficult. We have big ambition, we’re a very big club and want to win everything.
“This was a big opportunity for us to bounce back after the situation we are facing and, yeah, it’s tough, a tough time.
“We have to be together. We have to continue working how we are doing and learn from our mistakes because it is the only thing to do.”
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— Kara (@UTDKara) September 20, 2023