Man Utd goalkeeper Andre Onana took full duty for his error throughout a 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League, calling it “one of many worst video games I’ve performed”.
The Cameroon worldwide – signed on a £47.2m deal from Inter Milan this summer time as a substitute for David De Gea – made a calamitous error after Leroy Sane’s shot by some means wriggled underneath his physique for Bayern’s opener.
The Germans went on to win the Group A opener 4-3, though there was a late fightback from the guests. Nonetheless, the injury had largely already been finished, and Onana admitted that his begin to life at Man Utd has not gone to plan.
He informed TNT Sport: “It is tough to lose this manner as we began superb however after my mistake we misplaced management of the sport.
“It is a tough scenario for us, and me, as I let the crew down. The crew was actually good nevertheless it was due to me we did not win this sport.
“I am comfortable for the work of the crew however now we have to maneuver on – that’s the lifetime of a goalkeeper. We did not win at the moment due to me.
“Their first shot on course, I made a mistake, so the crew went down due to that mistake. I’ve to study, be robust and transfer on though it is not a simple scenario. I am pleased with the comeback of the crew, we have been combating till the tip.
“I’ve loads to show. My begin in Manchester has not been good or how I need. The way in which I performed at the moment was one in all my worst video games.
“It is tough as we’re an enormous membership who needs to win every thing. It was alternative to bounce again after the scenario we face – it is a powerful time, now we have to be collectively and proceed to work laborious.”
Onana additionally made headlines in his Premier League debut, when Wolves weren’t awarded a late penalty after the goalkeeper’s foul on Sasa Kalajdzic. He additionally let a lob from 45 yards beat him in a pre-season pleasant towards Lens.
Regardless of his goalkeeper proudly owning as much as his error, Man Utd supervisor Erik ten Hag insisted on collective duty, together with his crew defensively poor this season.
United have conceded 14 targets in all competitions this season, probably the most of any Premier League facet and have conceded 3 or extra targets in three consecutive video games in all competitions for the primary time since December 1978 underneath Dave Sexton.
Ten Hag stated: “It is good he is doing that [owning the mistake] nevertheless it’s in regards to the crew. Errors will be made however it’s essential bounce again as a crew.
“While you rating three targets and one participant makes a mistake, it is gone. We now have to imagine we will bounce again, tonight we confirmed it. You need to keep within the sport and hold going regardless of errors.
“For the primary 25 minutes, we have been higher than Munich. Then, that objective was really easy. It isn’t solely Andre, should you see how simple Sane is coming via and that ahs to do with dedication. You do not let gamers so simply via. That is the purpose now we have to cross the road as undefeatable and as a crew to win video games as a result of it began there.”
Ten Hag disenchanted with method of conceded targets
Reflecting on the sport total, Ten Hag was disenchanted at how simply Bayern have been capable of take pictures, which elevated dramatically after their opening objective.
Man Utd had been the higher facet within the opening 25 minutes however didn’t take benefit, whereas the Germans have been naturally environment friendly in scoring their possibilities – their two first half targets have been their solely two pictures on course.
He informed TNT Sport: “I am disenchanted as we should always have stayed within the sport. While you rating three targets at Bayern it is best to no less than take a degree.
“We’re in a interval the place loads goes towards us however now we have to make our personal luck. When you do not stick the foundations or ideas of our sport you concede targets however now we have performed three nice groups within the final three video games.
“Each sport is essential. Each sport is large. No-one may also help you. When you see the primary 25 minutes, you need to rating but when not, keep within the sport and do not enable the opponents to attain a objective like we did.
“It isn’t solely about that mistake as even earlier than that it was too simple for the participant to have a shot. You need to be constant in such moments then you’ll win video games.”
Kane excited by Bayern crew
Harry Kane scored his first Champions League objective for Bayern on Wednesday, scoring from the penalty spot after handball was given by VAR towards Christian Eriksen.
He additionally assisted Sane’s opener, persevering with his positive begin to life in Germany, and says the longer term with this crew is thrilling.
“It is at all times nice to attain however there is a room for enchancment,” Kane informed TNT Sport.
“As a striker I do know I’ll get possibilities, it is thrilling to play with them [creative players] however we’re nonetheless attending to know one another. It is thrilling what’s to come back, if we’re doing what we’re doing now and add the understanding, then it is actually thrilling.
“When there’s a massive price ticket there’s at all times expectation and also you wish to repay the membership for the religion. It has been a very good begin. We’re one of many favourites however initially we have to get the job finished within the group after which hopefully look ahead to the knockout video games.
“They [Man Utd] are going via a tough spell and struggling with accidents. They’ve a variety of expertise, they will rating and switch video games round actually shortly. I am not too fearful about them, I am targeted on myself. I am positive they’re going to enhance and get again to their finest however I am simply concentrating on us and I am having fun with it thus far.”
Bayern supervisor Thomas Tuchel was additionally happy with Kane’s European debut for the membership, including: “We performed him in a special position in a half place at the moment to show and to help to our velocity on the perimeters.
“We discovered him extra concerned within the second half, like many of the crew. He was extra fluid, we discovered him higher within the half areas, they opened up minute-by-minute.
“Then he had some possibilities that he took, which is honest sufficient as a No9. He scored an important penalty to have a two objective lead once more after simply conceding so every thing is ok.”