Man Utd and Cameroon keeper Andre Onana drops Afcon howler as fans say he is ‘born to concede goals’

FANS ridiculed Andre Onana after blaming the Manchester United keeper for Senegal’s opener in their 3-1 AFCON win.

Onana was labelled “born to concede goals” as he mis-timed a punch and was rooted to the spot when Ismaila Sarr drilled home the loose ball.

Andre Onana barely moved his feet as Ismaila Sarr's shot beat him


Andre Onana barely moved his feet as Ismaila Sarr’s shot beat him
Onana faced more criticism after his apparent blunder in Cameroon's defeat against Senegal at AFCON in Ivory Coast


Onana faced more criticism after his apparent blunder in Cameroon’s defeat against Senegal at AFCON in Ivory CoastCredit: Getty

Little has gone right for the under-fire Old Trafford No1 recently – despite his extraordinary efforts to go the extra mile for club and country.

Onana, 27, dashed to the airport after playing in United’s 2-2 home draw with Tottenham last Sunday.

But bad weather held up his private jet, so he missed Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations opener on Monday, a 1-1 stalemate with Guinea.

And it got worse for United’s summer signing on Friday night.

After just 16 minutes against Senegal, he could only jab the ball away – enabling Sarr to turn and rifle home through a crowded penalty box.

Onana’s view of the shot might well have been partly obstructed but one fan responded: “Complete definition of addiction to conceding goals.”

Another said: “Onana has just let a goal in…some things never change.”Â

Some fans questioned why the stopper’s feet appeared stuck when Sarr turned to shoot – once calling him a “mannequin”.


Similar observations included: “Does Onana dive for anything?” and “Not like Onana not to move….”

And with the Red Devils seventh in the Premier League, having let in 29 goals in 21 games, many United fans doubt the value of his £47million summer arrival.

One claimed: “I had enough of Onana in the last 10 games, truth be told we made a mistake of a signing.”

But the former Inter Milan hero also has his supporters, with one saying: “It’s not his fault – it’s the defenders.”

With Cameroon now having just one point from two AFCON group games, one fan joked: “Onana will catch a quick flight back to England.”

Habib Diallo doubled Senegal’s lead following Marseille winger Sarr’s pinpoint cross on 71 minutes.

Jean-Charles Castelletto headed Cameroon back into it and they missed two glaring chances to equalise.

But Idrissa Gueye surged clear to set up ex-Liverpool striker Sadio Mane for a Senegal clincher deep in stoppage time.

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