Andre Onana: Ten Hag Responds to Calls to Drop Cameroonian After Galatasaray Blunders

Andre Onana: Ten Hag Responds to Calls to Drop Cameroonian After Galatasaray Blunders

Fred Kennedy
updated at November 30, 2023 at 10:42 AM
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  • A section of Man United has urged Erik ten Hag to replace Andre Onana with Altay Bayindir
  • The calls came to the fore once again on Wednesday after United drew 3-3 vs Galatasaray
  • Bayindir joined the Red Devils from Fenerbahce for £4.3m on a four-year contract

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has responded to calls to replace Andre Onana with Altay Bayindir following the Cameroonian's blunders vs Galatasaray.

Onana once again found himself in trouble with fans on Wednesday night as United drew 3-3 with the Turkish giants in the Champions League.

The Red Devils looked in control of the tie when they took a 2-0 lead after just 18 minutes through Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes, only for Hakim Ziyech to make it 2-1 in the 29th minute.

Altay Bayindir poses with Erik ten Hag after signing for Man United at Carrington Training Ground. Photo by Manchester United.
Altay Bayindir poses with Erik ten Hag after signing for Man United at Carrington Training Ground. Photo by Manchester United.
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Scott McTominaye restored United's two-goal advantage in the 55th minute but saw that cancelled out by Ziyech and Muhammed Kerem Aktürkoğlu.

Onana's performance in the match earned him criticism from a section of fans, with many calling for his dropping in favour of Bayindir.

ten Hag on replacing Onana with Bayindir

However, ten Hag has hinted he is in no hurry to throw Bayindir into the team despite Onana's glaring struggles.

The Dutchman made the confession after United's disappointing draw with Galatasaray at RAMS Park.

"He has to be patient, but if he works well, if he keeps his progress, he will get his chances and then he has to take this," he said via Metro UK.

Bayindir joined United in the summer from Turkish side Fenerbahce for £4.3m.

According to BBC, the 25-year-old, who has been capped five times by Turkey, penned a four-year contract at Old Trafford.

What Guardiola said about Onana

Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola once voiced his admiration for Cameroon and Manchester United goalkeeper, Andre Onana, appreciating how good he is.

The Cameroon international has been in the news for the wrong reasons recently, as he continues to struggle between the sticks for Manchester United.

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