Andre Onana: It Is Not Easy Replacing David De Gea at Man United

Andre Onana: It Is Not Easy Replacing David De Gea at Man United

Lukman Mumuni
September 21, 2023 at 7:09 AM
  • Andre Onana has opened up on his early struggles at Manchester United
  • The Cameroonian goalkeeper replaced David de Gea in the summer window
  • Manchester United travel to Germany to play Bayern Munich in the UCL

Manchester United goalkeeper, Andre Onana has admitted that replacing David de Gea has not been an easy task, following his difficult start to the season.

The Cameroonian has already conceded 10 goals in five English Premier League games, including three in the loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last Saturday.

The 27-year-old travelled with the Red Devils to Germany for their Group A UEFA Champions League opener against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Andre Onana, David de Gea, Manchester United, England
Andre Onana has spoken about his struggles to replace David de Gea at Manchester United. Credit: @pxnpixels @ManUtd
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Onana began by expressing his happiness at being with Man United and being part of a major club and believes the team is in it together.

"Replacing David [De Gea] is not something easy. I am trying to do my best," he said at the pre-match press conference.

The former Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper remains confident the team will turn around after their slow start, beginning with the game in Munich.

"Of course, the start of the season is not what we want. Better days will come, the situation will turn and I am very confident. I know everything will be alright," he added.

Onana arrived in the summer transfer window from Inter Milan after leading the Italian giants to the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League, as reported by Man United's official website.

Onana gets FIFA best goalkeeper nomination

Sports Brief has previously reported on Morocco's Yassine Bounou and Cameroon's Onana being nominated for FIFA's 'best goalkeeper award' after stellar years under review.

The Africans excelled at both club and country and will battle with Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois, Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Ederson of Manchester City for the award.

Onana, who now plays for Man United, led Inter Milan to the Champions League final Bounou starred as Morocco made history by reaching the semi-final of the 2022 World Cup.

David De Gea leaves Manchester United

Sports Brief also reported on de Gea announcing his United departure after 12 years as the club's number one goalkeeper.

The Spaniard overtook the legendary Peter Schmeichel last season to claim the record for the most clean sheets in club history.

However, a string of high-profile errors towards the end of the campaign drew criticism and the 32-year-old then fell out of favour.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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