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Jamie Carragher blasts Andre Onana for 'distasteful' and 'disgraceful' treatment of Harry Maguire

Jamie Carragher blasts Andre Onana for 'distasteful' and 'disgraceful' treatment of Harry Maguire

Andre Onana moved to Manchester United during the summer transfer window

Jamie Carragher has accused Andre Onana of targeting Harry Maguire in order to endear himself to the Manchester United fans.

After David de Gea’s departure, United brought in Onana from Inter Milan to become the club’s new no.1 goalkeeper.

To date, Onana has been praised for his distribution skills but has also been slammed for his questionable positioning against Nottingham Forest.

During United’s pre-season clash against Borussia Dortmund, Onana was spotted shouting towards Maguire after they conceded a goal.

In his column for The Telegraph, Carragher wrote: “Manchester United fans jeered Maguire during pre-season games in 2022 and 2023.

“One of the most distasteful incidents of all occurred during the friendly with Borussia Dortmund in July, when new signing Andre Onana started yelling at Maguire, in my view disgracefully playing to the gallery to endear himself to United fans.”

He continued: “I watched that in disbelief, but it said everything about what has gone wrong. Maguire was still the club captain then. He should have reacted furiously, put Onana in his box and demanded respect.

“Instead, he has the persona of someone whose confidence and authority is utterly broken.”


Carragher then claimed that Maguire’s demise as United captain gained momentum after Cristiano Ronaldo returned in 2021.

The former Liverpool man said: “It was a similar story when Cristiano Ronaldo returned and reports emerged about power struggles in the United dressing room.

“That is when the undermining of Maguire gained momentum.”


Carragher also believes that Maguire should have left United for West Ham in the summer.

He added: “He missed the opportunity to start landing a few punches when he turned down West Ham in the summer.

“David Moyes would have been the perfect manager in an ideal team for Maguire’s attributes. I am sure he would have been a success there.”

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Topics: Harry Maguire, Manchester United, Jamie Carragher, Andre Onana, Football