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Erik ten Hag's Message to Onana After Goalkeeper Admitted Fault in Bayern Defeat
- Andre Onana had a forgettable game against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night
- The Cameroonian goalkeeper shipped in four goals as United were defeated 4-3
- Erik ten Hag gave an honest assessment of his number 1 after the Bayern game
Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag has backed his goalkeeper, Andre Onana in the wake of a disastrous game against Bayern Munich.
The Bavarians emerged 4-3 winners in their opening Group B game but things would have gone much differently had Onana been on the top of his game.
The Cameroon international fumbled the ball into the net from a fairly tame shot by Leroy Sane and the floodgates seemed to open after that.
Bayern soon made it 2-0 courtesy of former Arsenal man, Serge Gnabry, with Rasmus Hojlund halving the deficit soon after the restart.
In a game full of twists and turns, Bayern went 4-2 up through Mathys Tel but Bruno Fernandes reduced the deficit to just one with virtually the last kick of the game. His free kick came off Casemiro in the fifth minute of added time.
What ten Hag said after Bayern loss
Soon after the defeat, Onana decided to do the honourable thing and take on post-match questions, where he conceded that United had lost because of him.
"It's difficult. We started very good. After my mistake, we lost control of the game. It's a difficult situation for us, for me especially because I'm the one who let the team down," he told TNT Sports, via CNN.
However, ten Hag, despite witnessing Onana’s howlers from the touchline at the Allianz Arena, decided to back the goalie to come back stronger.
"I think he shows that he takes the responsibility and shows personality... he needs to get in high levels," the Dutch manager said, per Manchester Evening News.
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"But that's not only about him; I think it's about the team's performance," ten Hag added.
United will have to dust themselves off and look forward to their next game - a Premier League fixture against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday, September 23.
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