Ten Hag Ignores Onana’s Apology After Man Utd’s 4-3 Defeat To Bayern Munich
Onana apologised after the match for his error but Ten Hag did not want to focus on one particular player as a basis for the loss
Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag refused to blame goalkeeper, Andre Onana for his error as they lost 4-3 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night, September 20, 2023.
Ten Hag, speaking after the game at the Allianz Arena, insisted the focus should be on the team and not individuals.
It was United’s fourth defeat in five games, while Bayern could have scored more goals as they hit the post twice and spurned other opportunities.
Onana’s early howler gifted Bayern the opener from Leroy Sane’s long-range strike, before Bayern doubled their lead four minutes later through Serge Gnabry.
Rasmus Hojlund scored his first United goal early in the second half, but Bayern hit back with Harry Kane’s penalty.
Casemiro scored two minutes from time, but substitute Mathys Tel added a fourth for Bayern. There was still time for Casemiro to add another deep in injury time.
Onana apologised after the match for his error but Ten Hag did not want to focus on one particular player as a basis for the loss.
He said: “It is good he is taking responsibility but it is about the team. You have to bounce back as a team and we scored three goals after that.
“The mistakes happen but when they happen they are gone. We must always believe we can bounce back and tonight we showed that belief, we kept going after mistakes and kept believing.”