Douglas Luiz Explains Shimmy Against Andre Onana in Man Utd’s Win Over Aston Villa

Douglas Luiz Explains Shimmy Against Andre Onana in Man Utd’s Win Over Aston Villa

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 12, 2024 at 1:36 PM
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  • Manchester United battled to beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park
  • Douglas Luiz’s celebration got Rio Ferdinand questioning him
  • The Brazilian defensive midfielder has explained the celebration

Douglas Luiz was trolled for his shimmy celebration for the equaliser after Manchester United rallied to beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park, but has now explained it.

Erik ten Hag’s men fought to secure all three points at a difficult ground thanks to Rasmus Hojlund's and Scott McTominay's goals on either side of Luiz’s strike.

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Douglas Luiz shimmies in front of Manchester United players after scoring for Aston Villa. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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Villa suffered consecutive defeats at home following midweek’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea and subsequent elimination in the Carabao Cup after a 0-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Per Sky Sports, Unai Emery's men went 17 games unbeaten at home before the run was ended by Newcastle United, who beat them 3-1 two weeks ago.

Luiz explains shimmy celebration

Brazilian midfielder Luiz got fans and pundits talking after his shimmy celebration in front of Andre Onana when he equalised for Villa in the 67th minute of the encounter.

United legend and pundit Rio Ferdinand called him out on Twitter, asking if he was okay after his team eventually lost despite appearing to be disrespectful with his celebration.

Luis responded via his X page, claiming he is good and then explaining that he celebrated that way due to a carnival in his home country of Brazil.

The shimmy is a jazz dance that requires the dancer to shake with their body from the shoulders.

Per Outlook Traveller, the player’s claims were accurate as the Rio Carnival is ongoing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a yearly event that runs from the Friday before Ash Wednesday till the Saturday a week later to mark the beginning of Lent.

Ferdinand took the explanation in good faith and claimed he loved it while the fans in his comment section kept trolling the Aston Villa number 6.

John Terry berates Andre Onana

Sports Brief reported on Chelsea legend John Terry berating Andre Onana due to the Cameroonian goalkeeper’s time-wasting antics on the ball during United’s win.

Onana, one of the best ball-playing goalies in the world, took too much time on the ball, slowing the game's tempo and getting on Terry’s nerves.

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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.