André Onana has said he has takes the blame for Manchester United’s defeat at Bayern Munich.
Onana also admitted that his start at Manchester United has been disappointing.
Onana’s blunder gifted Bayern the lead in the Allianz Arena, and United went on to lose 4-3, their third consecutive defeat under Erik ten Hag.
Onana had a mishap with a save attempt, inadvertently granting Bayern the lead at the Allianz Arena as he let Leroy Sané’s low shot slip beneath him.
Manchester United fell to a 4-3 loss to Bayern Munich, their third consecutive defeat under Erik ten Hag.
“We started very well and after my mistake we lost control of the game,” Onana said.
“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.”
Onana has faced challenges in making a strong impression at Manchester United since his £47 million transfer from Inter Milan during the summer.
Throughout this season, he has been held accountable for conceding goals against Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, and Brighton.
In a post-match interview following his mistake against Bayern, Onana issued an apology and took responsibility for the team’s defeat.
“They hadn’t created any chances, their first shot on target I made the mistake and the team went down,” he said.
“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 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 mistakes.”
“It’s my responsibility, because of me we didn’t win and I have to learn from it.”
“I have a lot to prove, because to be honest my start at Man United is not so good. It was me who let the team down.”