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Man Utd to lose Andre Onana for up to seven games in January as Cameroon secured AFCON qualification by beating Burundi

ERIK TEN HAG has been handed another headache after Cameroon booked their place at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

That means the Manchester United boss is likely be without first choice keeper Andre Onana for up to seven games in the New Year.


Manchester United could be without Andre Onana for seven games after Cameroon qualified for The African Cup of Nations[/caption]

His £43.8million summer signing from Inter Milan announced last month he would return to the international fold for the crucial final qualifier against Burundi.


Onana, 27, is now expected to make himself available for the finals in the Ivory Coast which run from January 13 to February 11.

And that will be a concern for Ten Hag as the keeper had quit international football when he was chosen as the man to replace David de Gea.

The pair are set to hold talks over Onana’s plans in the coming weeks.

If he goes to Africa in January, it would leave Ten Hag with only recent £4.3m signing Turkey international Altay Bayindir and veteran Tom Heaton, 37, to choose from.


Deadline-day midfield loan arrival Sofyan Amrabat is also likely to go to the tournament with Morocco — who clinched their place back in March.

And two other players on United’s books, winger Amad Diallo and midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, will be going to the finals with Ivory Coast and Tunisia respectively.

Meanwhile, United have named both Antony and Jadon Sancho in their Premier League squad for the season despite their recent problems.



Brazil winger Antony is on leave of absence as he tries to clear his name against allegations of domestic abuse.

Sancho is back at United’s Carrington training ground but angered Ten Hag with a social media post aimed at the Dutchman following the 3-1 defeat at Arsenal 10 days ago.

September 14, 2023 at 12:46AM

from The Sun


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