Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has slammed summer signing Andre Onana after the goalkeeper was at fault for the first of Bayern Munich’s four goals on Wednesday night.
United had kept themselves in the game at the Allianz Arena for the first quarter of the game, only for a speculative Leroy Sane effort to beat Andre Onana despite being largely at the Cameroonian shot stopper.
It set the tone for the rest of the game and though United fought back, they always looked likely to lose, eventually going down 4-3 to the German Champions.
And after the game, Ferdinand was not happy.
“All the blame [for that goal] lays at his door,” he told TNTSports. “It was a straightforward save. It’s not a hard shot to deal with. He’d expect to make that save.
“This is a nightmare scenario for Onana,” he continued. “He is confident as you like with his feet, we were sitting there saying wow with some of his passes, but as a goalkeeper you are paid to come in there and make saves.
“This is a great bit of skill from Sane to set it up as well, but he does not hit it with any purpose - it’s not wide, it’s not in the corners and Onana and his reaction afterwards, he should save this. It is meat and drink for him and he should be picking this up and looking for his next pass - it’s a bad mistake and one that he needs to recover from.”
Onana himself was quick to face the music too, specifically requesting to do an interview after the game in which he admitted that ‘I’m the one who let the team down.’
“If we didn’t win today it was because of me”, the Cameroon international added.
“I have to learn from it and be strong. I have a lot to prove. My start in Manchester hasn’t been so good, not how I want. This was one of my worst games.”
So far, Onana has conceded fourteen goals in his six games at Old Trafford, including three in three consecutive games.