After Manchester United’s 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, goalkeeper Andre Onana spoke about his performance and took full responsibility for his costly mistake.
Following a disappointing 3-1 loss to Brighton over the weekend, many fans were anxious about the outcome against Bayern Munich. However, Erik ten Hag’s team began the match with determination and purpose, dominating the opening 20 minutes.
Despite their promising start, Bayern quickly turned the tide, scoring two goals in a matter of minutes. The first goal saw goalkeeper Andre Onana committing a significant error by letting a straightforward save slip under his body.
Rasmus Hojlund managed to give United a glimmer of hope with a goal in the second half. However, that hope was short-lived as the hosts were awarded a contentious penalty immediately after, which Harry Kane successfully converted.
Although the match ended with a 4-3 scoreline, including goals from Tel and a brace from Casemiro, Bayern always seemed in control at the Allianz Arena.
United has now conceded 14 goals in six games this season, and Onana accepted full responsibility for his mistake during a post-match interview with TNT Sports.
He admitted, “Losing like this is difficult. We had a strong start, and my mistake caused us to lose control of the game. It’s especially tough for me because I let the team down.
“The team played well initially, but my error changed the course of the match. I have to move on and learn from it. This is the life of a goalkeeper, and if we didn’t win today, it’s my fault.
“We were in control of the ball at the beginning, and they didn’t create any chances. Then I made a mistake, and the team suffered because of it. I need to learn from this, stay resilient, and move forward.
“It’s not easy, but we fought until the end. I have a lot to prove because my start in Manchester hasn’t been what I expected. It’s not how I want to perform.
“Today was one of my worst games, and it’s challenging. We’re a big club, and we aspire to win everything. This was a significant opportunity for us to bounce back, so it’s tough. However, we must stay united and continue working hard.”