Andre Onana Concedes Weak Goal Against Bayern Munich, Rio Ferdinand Criticizes Goalkeeper’s Performance
Onana was notably at fault for Bayern’s first goal, scored by Leroy Sane in the 28th minute.
Sane managed to direct a feeble shot towards the goal after receiving a pass from Harry Kane.
However, United’s goalkeeper failed to position himself correctly, allowing the ball to roll past him into the net.
Rio Ferdinand emphasized that goalkeepers are expected to make crucial saves. After conceding, Onana was visibly frustrated, lying on the ground with his face in the turf. Sergio Reguilon and Lisandro Martinez approached to console their disappointed teammate.”
“This is a nightmare scenario for Onana,” Ferdinand told TNT Sports at half-time. “He’s as confident as you like with his feet, but as a goalkeeper, you’re paid to come in and make saves.
“It’s a great bit of skill from Sane and he’s set up but he doesn’t hit it with any real purpose. It’s not wide of him, it’s not in the corners.
“Onana’s reaction, he should save it, it is meat and drink for him. He should be picking this up and looking for his next pass. It’s a very, very bad mistake and one that he needs to recover from.”
“Manchester United had a strong start to the game, controlling possession and creating promising opportunities. However, Leroy Sane’s goal appeared to deflate their momentum, and just four minutes later, Serge Gnabry found himself unmarked in the box, doubling Bayern’s lead.
Jamal Musiala, who had been a constant threat for Bayern in the first half, advanced into the box without any defensive pressure. He then cleverly set up Gnabry, who calmly slotted the ball into the net without a Manchester United defender in sight.
Rasmus Hojlund managed to pull one back for United in the second half, but Bayern quickly reestablished their two-goal advantage when Harry Kane converted a penalty.”