Andre Onana responds after screaming at Harry Maguire in Man United friendly


Andre Onana responds after screaming at Harry Maguire in Man United friendly

Andre Onana has responded after screaming at teammate Harry Maguire in Manchester United's 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Goalkeeper Onana, a £47 million signing from Inter Milan, made his second appearance for the club at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

He came on at half-time for Tom Heaton and mere minutes after entering the fray, he was seen raging at former skipper Maguire.

The England international had put Christian Eriksen under pressure with a pass and Dortmund ended up turning over possession and getting into a shooting position with Sebastian Haller.

Onana made the save and then the rebound was put wide by Karim Adeyemi. But before taking his goal kick, the Cameroonian rushed out of his goal and screamed at Maguire, who looked a little sheepish.

The outburst became a major talking point online, with some comparing it to the antics of United legend Peter Schmeichel.

Former Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor was critical of Onana's antics and said he "didn’t like it".

But Onana himself has played down the rant and claims it was merely result of demanding a lot from his teammates.

He also stressed he has a "good relationship" with Maguire, who he called a "top guy and a fantastic player".

‘’I try to talk to them a lot because I know he's a good player, he is one of the captains of the the team,'' Onana told Manchester United's official website.

‘’That’s big and he is good with the ball, so I would demand [from] him a lot and he’s a good, great guy. I have a good relationship with him. I have to be and he has to be ready and I spoke with him because when I'm in the goal, I demand to everyone a lot.

‘’I will start with myself because I think we are in this together and mistakes will come. "We don't have to be afraid to make mistakes because this is part of life and we learn from the mistakes.

‘’So we have to be very critical with ourselves. And if we want to win prizes, we have to demand a lot. And for me, it's a big honour to be here and I'm very happy to work with these guys, Harry is a top guy and a fantastic player. We will move on.’’

Onana wowed fans with virtually the last kick of the game when he pinged the ball right onto the foot of Marcus Rashford down the left, showing just why Erik ten Hag brought him in.

United have two games in two days at the weekend as they host RC Lens on Saturday 5th August before playing Athletic Club at the Aviva Stadium a day later.

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