Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana said he let the team down because of his big mistake at the start of his team's match, which he lost 4-3 to Bayern Munich, at the start of the Champions League campaign.
Manchester United, led by manager Erik ten Hag, have lost their fourth game in their last 5 games, with Onana conceding 14 goals in 6 games.
Despite Manchester United's strong start to the game in Bavaria, the Reds conceded the first goal when Leroy Sane struck a low ball from the edge of the box, which Onana mishandled to hug the net.
"I'm the one who let the team down."
"It's because of me we didn't win this game."
"I have to learn from it."
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The Cameroon international goalkeeper told TNT Sports, "It's hard to lose this way, because I think we started the game very well, and after my mistake we lost control of the game."
The goalkeeper, who asked for an interview after the match to apologize and admit his mistake, pointed out that "it is a difficult situation for us, and specifically for me, because I am the one who let the team down. But the team was very good, but because of me we didn't win the game."
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"I'm very happy with the team's work, we just have to move forward. This is the life of the goalkeeper, if we don't win today it's because of me."
Onana asked to face the media after the match and was very angry about his mistake in the first half, which he described as the main reason for the loss.
The former Inter Milan goalkeeper explained: "I have to learn from him, be stronger and move on. It's not an easy situation, but I'm happy to have the team back. We were fighting to the end. I have a lot to prove, to be honest, my start with Manchester United is not good enough, not what I wanted."
"The performance I played with today was the worst performance I had in a game, and this is difficult because I have great ambition, we are a very big club, and we want to win all the trophies."
Despite Onana's mistake, fans of Manio praised his audacity and interviewing the media, admitting his mistake and apologizing to the fans.