Onana's Old Trafford excitement

Monday 31 July 2023 14:00

Andre Onana says he cannot wait to potentially make his bow at Old Trafford next week, as the Reds' only pre-season outing on home soil, against Lens fast approaches.

United ended our Tour 2023 campaign with a narrow 3-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund on Monday, with Onana featuring during the second half in Las Vegas.

Having recently joined from Italian side Internazionale, the Cameroonian is yet to play at the Theatre of Dreams during his career, and it's something he says he can't wait to experience.

With the Reds having a weekend double-header live on MUTV, facing Athletic Club in Dublin on Sunday, it will be interesting to see the two line-ups selected by Erik ten Hag.

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"I'm very excited, but like I've said, we are the biggest club in England," he told MUTV post-match in Nevada.

"We are one of the biggest clubs in the world, so everything is about winning. We have to start to win things and prizes.

"We have to fight for everything and we are ready. I know we if we keep working hard, how we are doing now, everything will be right."
With Lens providing our penultimate pre-season test, Erik ten Hag's squad are set to be further tested by a side who enjoyed their own success domestically last term.

Franck Haise's side finished second in Ligue 1, only behind eventual champions PSG by a single point, and have secured their spot, much like the Reds did, in this season's Champions League.

Speaking out regarding his first few weeks at the club, the 27-year-old said how appreciative he is for the opportunities he has been given thus far.

"[It’s a] big thing, but big responsibility or not, I'm very happy," he declared. "I'm happy for my debut. I'm happy for my game, for my minutes and especially the way we play, we controlled the games.

"Unfortunately, we didn't win the last two games, but it's something we have to learn from. We have to score some goals and I'm very confident, very positive.

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Andre says he expects the same levels from every United player, following our recent defeat against Dortmund.

"I know if we keep working how we are doing right now, we are [heading in] the right direction and I know everything will be fine.

"[It’s] something amazing, something great, being here for me, like I said already, but it's a long way to go.

"[It’s a] very big club, great players, so the expectation is higher. So we want to win everything and we'll fight for it. We'll do everything to be successful this year."

Tickets for Saturday's clash are still available to purchase here, with the prospect of Mason Mount's debut in M16 also further incentive for you to secure your seat.