Man Utd goalkeeper Andre Onana injured on International duty, peril in Ten Hag’s dressing room
The Red Devils No. 1 Andre Onana will return to Manchester United after withdrawing from the Cameroon squad with an injury.
Onana, 27, was substituted in the 81st minute of Friday’s 3-0 victory over Mauritius in Douala, having been injured making a save.
Cameroon officials did not give details on the type and severity of the injury and the goalkeeper has pulled out of squad for Tuesday’s match against Libya.
Tests done on Saturday have revealed a likely injury to the pubis, one of the three bones that make up the pelvis.
It remains to be seen whether he will be fit enough to return to action for United next weekend.
The 13-time Premier League champions travel to Goodison Park to face a furious Everton side that was handed an immediate 10-point deduction by an independent commission for breaching the Premier League’s financial fair play rules.
United manager Erik ten Hag is already facing a number of injury issues with several squad members sidelined through injury. The list includes regular first-team players Casemiro, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, and Rafael Varane.
With Onana out, in what is yet to be known for how long, this is a chance for No. 2 Altay Bayindir to step up and impress. The Turkish goalkeeper is yet to make his debut for United following his £4.3 million summer move from Fenerbahce.
Onana also moved to Old Trafford in the same window, arriving from 2022-23 Champions League finalists Inter Milan for £43.9 million excluding add-ons.
He has made 18 appearances in all competitions so far this season for United, keeping six clean sheets.
While clean sheets are a positive indicator, they alone may not be enough to disregard his unimpressive performances, especially in the Champions League.
The Premier League returns for Matchweek 13 the weekend commencing Saturday 25 November, with United playing a day later on Sunday afternoon.