Andre Onana might miss seven games for Manchester United, including crucial Premier League fixture.
Andre Onana, the starting goalkeeper for Manchester United, might miss up to seven games, including a crucial Premier League fixture.
United paid a lot of money in the summer transfer window to get Onana away from Inter Milan and to Old Trafford.
According to reports, the goalie’s move to Manchester cost £47.2 million.
David de Gea, who departed the team when his contract expired, left United, becoming Onana the team’s starting goalkeeper.
Nevertheless, Onana might miss a significant portion of United’s season.
This is a result of the 27-year-old’s expected participation in the next January–February Africa Cup of Nations.
Additionally, Onana left the Cameroon national squad initially after a dispute with manager Rigobert Song.
He was nevertheless a part of the Cameroon team during the most recent international break, which also included a match in AFCON Group C versus Burundi.
Onana participated in the entire game, which Cameroon won 3-0. Bryan Mbeumo, Christopher Wooh, and Vincent Aboubakar scored the goals.
Onana will also miss four Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United, and Aston Villa since he will participate in the AFCON.
In addition, if United advance to the Carabao Cup semifinal, he will also be absent from the two-game contest. Added to that is the FA Cup’s fourth round.
The first Champions League last-16 matches are to begin in a week after the AFCON concludes.
Additionally, Onana stated in a statement announcing his comeback to the national squad that “decisive times arise in the world of football, decision-making is necessary, just like in real life.”
“Over the past few months, I have experienced unfair and deceptive trials. However, I still have a strong bond and unwavering affection for my own Cameroon.”
“Since I was young, my passion to serve my country has not changed. My identity is still inextricably linked to this goal. Nobody or anything can challenge this conviction.”