Andre Onana: 5 Funniest Memes of Embattled Goalkeeper After Disastrous Start to Man United Career

Andre Onana: 5 Funniest Memes of Embattled Goalkeeper After Disastrous Start to Man United Career

Elijah Odetokun
October 24, 2023 at 11:15 PM
  • Andre Onana is having a poor start to life as Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper
  • The Cameroonian has conceded 14 goals in the opening six games, including 10 in the last three
  • He has set the internet agog many times, with fans creating memes out of his worst moments

Andre Onana is an embattled man facing a difficult start to life as Manchester United goalkeeper and is under heavy scrutiny, particularly for his ball saving.

Onana replaced David de Gea as United's first-choice goalkeeper after the Spaniard was allowed to leave the club upon the expiration of his contract last summer.

The Cameroonian comes in with a reputation as a ball-playing goalkeeper, a trait de Gea lacked, which made him a target of heavy criticism last season.

Andre Onana, Marcus Rashford, Casemiro, Alejandro Garnacho, Facundo Pellistri, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, UEFA Champions League, Allianz Arena.
Andre Onana surrounded by his Manchester United teammates after his howler against Bayern Munich. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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But six games in, Onana has conceded 14 goals and has become an internet sensation, with fans making memes of his disastrous moments.

1. Andre Maguire

The funny thing about X memes is that you never know where it comes from, but it becomes widespread. A fan photoshopped Harry Maguire's face to blend in with Onana's, probably due to the rate at which he concedes and makes errors in goal. The two had an infamous clash during pre-season.

2. Sleeping on duty

The former Inter Milan goalkeeper was complicit in United going behind against Bayern Munich after he fumbled Leroy Sane's shot, allowing the Germans to take the lead. He was disappointed and lay on the grass. Fans have photoshopped a bed under him.

3. Caught in the fishing net

The former Ajax goalie was chipped with a long-range shot on his debut during pre-season, and his position after crashing into the net has generated some memes, including him photoshopped into a fishing net and being dragged out of the river.

4. F1 driver

Taiwo Awoniyi made Onana sit down before he scored for Nottingham in their 3-2 loss to United. The Nigerian striker feinted a shot twice, forcing the goalkeeper to sit as if he were in a car driving. An F1 car was Photoshopped under his position.

5. The choirmaster

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring against Arsenal, but Martin Odegaard responded immediately. After conceding the goal, Onana gestured to his teammates to calm down and not panic. A short video has been made of this as if he were conducting a choir.

Ferdinand issues warning to Onana

Sports Brief reported that Man Utd legend, Rio Ferdinand issued a warning to Onana after his howler gifted Bayern Munich the lead in the UCL.

Ferdinand applauded Onana's confidence and skills on the ball, but reminded him that as a goalkeeper, his first responsibility is to prevent goals, which he has not entirely done well since moving to Old Trafford.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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