Andre Onana

Andre Onana speaks of family's pride

Saturday 22 July 2023 17:00

Andre Onana says joining Manchester United is an honour and a privilege, in his exclusive first interview with club media.

Onana signed for the Reds from Internazionale on Thursday, a move which he believes takes him to 'one of the biggest clubs in the world'.

The goalkeeper’s excitement is clear to see in a short teaser clip, contained within our open training edit, from Friday's session at The Pingry School training base in New Jersey.

Skip to 3:40 in the video below to watch it, ahead of the full interview release on Sunday afternoon...

Training Highlights: Open session and Onana Video

Training Highlights: Open session and Onana

OPEN TRAINING LIVE | Our show from Friday's second session includes a tease of Andre Onana's first interview...

“I’m very excited. For me, it’s a big honour. It’s a big privilege to be part of this big club, part of this family,” Andre said.

“Of course, Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I have some friends who were playing here.

“I also had the opportunity to work with Edwin van der Sar when I was playing for Ajax back in the day, so I know quite a lot about this big club.”

Onana is just the second player from his country to represent the Reds and only the 10th African overall.

He is the first United goalkeeper to hail from the continent and the 27-year-old admits signing for the club is a cause of huge pride among his family.

“Yeah, they are very proud. They are very proud of me and everything, for me and my country.

“For me, it’s something big, it’s big news. I have all the support from my brothers from Cameroon. I’m very happy and all of them they are proud of me.

Onana in his United kit Video

Onana in his United kit

Your first chance to get a look at Andre Onana wearing United's goalkeeper shirt has arrived...

“Coming from my country, it is great to have someone who is playing for Manchester United, because it’s a top club, it’s a huge club. It’s amazing for us.”

Will Onana make his first appearance for United against Arsenal on Saturday evening?

Our new no.24 has been training with his team-mates in New Jersey and, if he is given the nod at MetLife Stadium, you can watch every minute of the action on and in the United App.

Subscribe to MUTV now to see the match, which kicks off at 22:00 BST.

Don’t forget to check back at 15:00 BST on Sunday, when we’ll publish the full first interview with Andre.