GK who is weak under his feet is here
Criticism continues against Andre Onana, who made a fatal mistake.
Manchester United lost 3-4 to Munich in the first Group A match of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, at 4 a.m. on the 21st (Korea Standard Time).
The home team Munich came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kane was at the forefront, and Gnabry, Musiala, Sane, Kimmich, Goretzka, Davis, Kim Min-jae, Upamecano and Reimer were the starters. The goal was guarded by Ulreich.
Manchester United also activated a 4-2-3-1 formation on the road. Hoi Lun was the one-top, and Rashford, Bruno, Pelistri, Eriksen, Casemiro, Lesgilon, Lisandro, Lindelof and Dalot started. The goalkeeper gloves were worn by Onana.
From the beginning of the game, the battle for leadership was fierce. Manchester United’s attack was sharper than Munich. However, the first goal was up to Munich. In the 28th minute of the first half, Sane exchanged the ball with Kane and attempted to shoot near the arc. It was an easy ball, but Onana missed and led to a goal. Munich, which caught the flow in the 32nd minute of the first half, widened the gap with Gnabry’s goal. The first half ended with Manchester United trailing 0-2.
Manchester United got their act together and followed early in the second half. In the 4th minute of the second half, Hoi-Lun’s shot in the penalty box was deflected by Kim Min-jae and headed for the goal. Ulaihi reached out, but it led to a goal. In the 6th minute of the second half, a penalty was declared when Upamecano’s header hit Eriksen’s hand. Kane came out as a kicker and handled it neatly, and Munich ran away.
United have not given up. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Casemiro scored a goal with high concentration in the penalty box. Shortly afterwards, United conceded the goal. Mathistel, who came in as a substitute in the second minute of extra time in the second half, scored with a powerful shot. Casemiro added a goal in the fifth minute of extra time in the second half, but there was not enough time to turn the game around. In the end, Manchester United lost 3-4
Onana was singled out as the culprit for the defeat. Manchester United was not far behind Munich in the first half. However, Onana’s fatal mistake gave the mood away. According to soccer statistics media “Sopa Score”, Onana recorded five good saves, one unbalanced name, and two clearances while playing full time. The rating was seven points.
Onana said after the game, “This is the life of a goalkeeper. United showed good performance at the beginning of the game but lost control due to my mistake. It was a difficult moment. I let my team members down. It’s because of me that I didn’t win. It’s one of the worst games of my life,” he said.
The British media ‘Telegraph’ pointed out Onana’s mistake. “Telegraph” said, “Manchester United brought Onana, who has a similar problem with his hands, in place of David de Gea, who had difficulties due to his poor footwork.” Manchester United look good in bringing in a goalkeeper who uses his hands better.”
United sent Gea away from defending the goal for a long time. De Gea wore Manchester United’s jersey for the 2011-12 season. It was the legendary Alex Ferguson’s choice. De Gea has defended United’s goal for more than a decade. He once rose to the world class rank, but his skills have declined since the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
De Gea played in all Premier League (PL) matches as Manchester United’s goalkeeper last season and recorded a clean sheet in the 17th inning. De Gea won the Golden Glove for the most clean sheets in the league. Nevertheless, there were many public opinions calling for De Gea’s release. Apart from his good defense ability, the build-up ability was a problem. The opinion was that it was not a soccer match for coach Erik ten Hach, who values the rear build-up. In fact, De Gea was shaken during the build-up last season and showed several fatal mistakes.
De Gea ended up leaving Manchester United. “De Gea said he would leave Manchester United,” Manchester United said on its website. He played for the team for 12 years, winning numerous trophies and personal honors, and became one of the best goalkeepers in the club’s history, the official statement said.
Manchester United have looked at David Raya and Justin Baleo as replacements for De Gea. Among the candidates, Manchester United was most interested in Onana of Inter Milan. Onana is a goalkeeper who does not worry about his excellent defense skills or build-up. You can calmly deploy the build-up even under relative pressure. Most of all, he had the experience of being coached by Ten Hach when he was in Ajax
Onana made the semi-final myth in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2018-19 season in Ajax with head coach Ten Hach. It was the UCL semifinals for the first time in 22 years. Although they lost to Tottenham, it was a satisfactory result. He then moved to Inter Milan, where he had a glorious time. He won the Copa Italy last season and advanced to the UCL final. Onana, who was firmly responsible for the back, played a big role in Ajax and Inter Milan’s good performance 파워볼게임
Negotiations were difficult because of the transfer fee issue. Onana wanted a move to Manchester United, although Saudi Arabia also attracted attention. Manchester United have handed Inter Milan an offer of 40 million euros (about 57 billion won) for a transfer fee. But Inter Milan refused. Inter Milan’s transfer fee to Onana was 60 million euros (about 85 billion won). In the end, Manchester United agreed to recruit Inter Milan and Onana for £47.2 million (about 78.1 billion won) by increasing the amount.
Instead of De Gea, Onana defended the goal, adding stability to Manchester United’s rear. Onana leisurely handed the pass to his teammate or launched the attack with an accurate long kick forward despite the pressure of the opponent. But apart from their build-up abilities, United are losing a lot of points. United have allowed 10 goals in five PL games this season. It is the third-most losing team after Burnley and Wolverhampton. Manchester United took the lead in the game but collapsed with one loss. United urgently need to stabilize their defense