Rio Ferdinand is made to eat his words as Andre Onana’s howlers leave Man United’s Champions League hopes hanging by a thread… days after he asked for an ‘apology’ because of the keeper’s domestic clean sheet record

  • Ferdinand praised the Manchester United goalkeeper on his recent podcast
  • However, he was present to witness Onana’s shocking European display
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Rio Ferdinand’s podcast ‘cursed’ Andre Onana, social media claims, after the Manchester United goalkeeper suffered a nightmare in the Champions League.

Onana made two costly mistakes, allowing Galatasaray to twice recover from a two-goal deficit and claim a 3-3 draw – leaving Erik ten Hag’s side bottom of the group with one game in hand.

United have now conceded 14 goals in five Champions League games, with Onana making a number of mistakes even before the draw against Galatasaray.

Despite this, no goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Onana, who sits at the top alongside Crystal Palace’s Sam Johnstone and Newcastle’s Nick Pope.

Ferdinand asked for an apology from Onana VIBE with FIVE podcast earlier this week because of his clean record in his own country, but had to criticize him on Wednesday evening after the costly draw in Turkey.

Andre Onana made two costly mistakes in Manchester United’s draw against Galatasaray

Rio Ferdinand asked for an 'apology' due to Onana's zero record

Two days later he had to criticize the goalkeeper for his costly mistakes against Galatasaray

Ferdinand defended Onana on his podcast this week over his clean sheet record in the Premier League, but was forced to criticize the goalkeeper after his costly mistakes against Galatasaray

The former England captain, who was a pundit on TNT Sports last night, said: ‘I think today the goalkeeper should hold his hands up and say, ‘Yes, I was guilty of a few goals’, and he should do better .’

Earlier this week he said on his podcast: ‘Joined most clean sheets in the Premier League.’

Turning to one of his co-hosts, he said, “I want an apology now. Now say sorry to the camera, because Onana is actually watching the show.’

United took a 2-0 lead after goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes, before pulling one back from Hakim Ziyech’s free-kick.

The Red Devils restored their lead through Scott McTominay, but Galatasaray pulled away again after Onana put another Ziyech free-kick into the net.

Onana’s positioning was also questionable for Galatasaray’s third goal as he was beaten at his near post following a strike from Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu.

After the match, Ten Hag refused to blame his goalkeeper, who was left visibly distraught after the final whistle.

Man United legend Peter Schmeichel described Onana’s mistakes as ‘very, very expensive’, while TNT Sport pundits also hit out at the goalkeeper.

Onana has struggled for United in Europe, conceding 14 goals in just five games so far

Onana has struggled for United in Europe, conceding 14 goals in just five games so far

Robbie Savage said it was a ‘bad mistake’ from Onana that led to their second goal, while Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves were critical of the keeper for the Turkish side’s first goal.

At half-time, Hargreaves said of Ziyech’s first goal: ‘Onana can’t see it because of the two players in front. He takes a step to the left when he probably shouldn’t. If he stays still, he’ll probably make it.”

Scholes added: ‘That step to the left cost him his life and the goal went in.’

Onana’s pair of errors allowed Galatasaray back into the match and the hosts took full advantage when they leveled in the 71st minute through substitute Kerem Akturkoglu.


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