Onana’s Struggles Continue as Manchester United Suffers Champions League Setback

By Xorkpe Sosu 4 Min Read

Manchester United stumbled their way to another disappointing defeat at Old Trafford, and these occurrences are becoming all too frequent.

Manchester United’s goalkeeper, Andre Onana, endured another forgettable night in the Champions League, making two shocking errors in rapid succession during a 3-2 loss at home in their second Group A match.

The spotlight should have shone on Rasmus Hojlund, who managed to put the Red Devils in front twice, first in the 17th minute and then again in the 67th minute.

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However, their former player, Wilfried Zaha, clawed one back for the opposition in the 23rd minute.


In the final 20 minutes of the match, Manchester United completely lost their composure, and goalkeeper Andre Onana seemed disoriented, leading to Kerem Arturkoglu’s equalizer in the 71st minute.

It was an absolute mess on United’s part, characterized by sloppy passes, subpar goalkeeping, and a lack of control after gaining the lead for the second time.

Following Galatasaray’s Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu’s equalizer that nullified Rasmus Hojlund’s second goal of the night in the second half, Onana committed a grave error.

A cleared header by Davinson Sanchez inexplicably found its way to Mauro Icardi, the former Paris Saint-Germain star, who suddenly found himself one-on-one with United’s No. 1.

Attempting to play out from the back, the ex-Inter Milan star’s pass was easily intercepted by Dries Mertens, who sprinted into the United penalty area.

Casemiro came sliding in from behind, resulting in a red card and a penalty, but Mauro Icardi then disappointingly sent his penalty wide. However, just moments later, Onana squandered the lifeline given by Icardi.

Onana's Struggles Continue as Manchester United Suffers Champions League Setback

The striker attempted a chip, but it barely lifted off the ground. Despite its lack of height, it was sufficient to beat Onana, who was almost seated, as the Turkish side secured an unexpected 3-2 victory.

Sofyan Amrabat was at fault for playing Icardi onside, standing approximately 10 yards behind the rest of his defenders.

This lapse provided Gala with a golden opportunity, one that Icardi did not squander, despite his earlier penalty miss just minutes before.

This victory marked Galatasaray’s first-ever win in England after 11 previous attempts and their first away win in the competition, excluding qualifiers, in a decade.

Manchester United had initially started the match strongly, taking the lead with a well-executed move and finish.

While Manchester United pushed hard, their efforts were futile. They couldn’t find their way back into the game, leading to another Champions League defeat for them.

Manchester United boss backs Onana after costly mistakethat led to his side’sdefeat.

Ten Hag: “I will encourage Onana, I will back him — I will support him”.

“He’s great goalkeeper. He can be one of the best in the world”.

“We have seen already Onana’s great capabilities and also his personality. He will bounce back, I’m sure”.

This loss leaves them with zero points after two matches, following their opening defeat to Bayern Munich, where Onana also made a costly mistake.

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