Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana has gone through so much in his six months or so at the club, one would be mistaken to imagine he’s already been there for ages. Indeed, the past two years haven’t been the best for the Cameroonian goalkeeper, as his career has had start-stops, with misfortune after another. In recent times, the goalkeeper has been the talk of town after being clearly the last player to arrive at the 2023 African Cup Nations (AFCON). After a row regarding his contractual agreement with Manchester United and an earlier decision to retire from international football, Onana’s federation, Cameroon, and his club had to reach an agreement on how both parties can make use of their asset. It ended in Onana having to be released late by his club to participate at the 2023 AFCON. To an extent, it could seem like the player is getting a raw deal here, but all his circumstances can be traced to that disagreement he had with his national team coach during the 2022 World Cup.

Top keeper

Well, there is a reason why after that fallout, Onana was accepted back into the Cameroon squad. He is one of the top keepers in the world at the moment and that is why he plays for a top club and on Sportytrader tips, the odds of Manchester United or Cameroon winning when he plays are mostly likely to be strong and that’s why it is the one stop place to get sure straight winning tips for football. Onana’s troubles ahead of AFCON did not end with not helping Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The 2-2 draw was the first setback of a few to follow. In his late departure for a 5000-mile trip to Ivory Coast, Onana’s flight would encounter headwinds as the plane couldn’t land at a foggy Yamoussoukro. The pilot had to divert to Abidjan where the weather was much more favorable. Onana then had to travel by road for 150 miles to the venue where his team was camping, arriving just hours before the game. His expectation would be that after all the trouble, he’d at least make it into the squad but his manager had other plans and images have emerged of a forlorn Onana being consoled by Senegal legend El Hadji Diouf.

Prone to misfortunes

As any top player, Onana was always prone to misfortunes here and there. They haven’t started now, but Onana will wish for a quieter time as he manoeuvres his career. In his final months at Ajax, Onana had to serve a 12-month ban after testing positive for a banned substance, furosemide. He would later explain that he mistakenly took his pregnant wife’s meds. After serving his ban, Onana would make a big move, joining Italian giants Inter Milan and in one of his great achievements as a footballer, helping the team to reach the Champions League final. After a great run and performances, misfortune would strike in the final as Inter lost to Manchester City. Onana’s contribution was however noted, and Manchester United went for him. His time at United hasn’t been the smoothest either, especially given he was taking over from club legend David de Gea, but there is a lot of time for him to rise.