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Andre Onana didn't hold back when discussing penalty incident in his post-match interview

Jack Kenmare

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Andre Onana didn't hold back when discussing penalty incident in his post-match interview

In his post-match interview, Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana made his feelings clear after Wolves were denied a last-minute penalty in Monday's clash at Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old, who was making his much-anticipated Premier League debut following a £47.2 million move from Inter Milan, kept a clean sheet as United stumbled to a far-from-convincing 1-0 win.

He made several top-class saves and impressed with the ball at his feet, but a clumsy challenge on Wolves forward Sasa Kalajdzic tainted an otherwise solid performance.

In the 95th minute, the former Cameroon international clattered into Kalajdzic, who consequently fell to the ground in a heap.


However, the decision was made that no clear and obvious foul had been committed.

It was by far the biggest talking point from a game that many believe Manchester United were lucky to get three points from. Do you think it was a penalty?

After the final whistle, United 'keeper Onana was asked about the penalty incident in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.


"Goalkeepers make decisions, sometimes you are right, sometimes you are not," he said. "I made a decision and I am responsible for everything. For me, it was contact between two big guys. I was calm and nothing happened."

Onana was then asked if he was "very confident" that it wouldn't have been a penalty. He replied, "Of course I was confident" before delivering a wry smile.

You can check out the interview in full below.


In the Sky Sports studio on Monday night, both Gary Neville and Karen Carney agreed that Wolves should have been a penalty.

"The reason I thought it was a penalty was because Onana wasn't anywhere near the ball," Neville said. "He was always under it, was never getting there, and could have made a decision before he jumped.

"I always used to say if my goalkeeper was coming out they should clatter the lot, he's done that, so in some ways, he has done what I'd want my goalkeeper to do, but the problem is he's nowhere near the ball.

"He's decided to disturb as much as he can and put the attacking player off, and it's a penalty because he wasn't close enough to the ball.


"If he arrived at the same time and he just missed the ball, it would have been a different story, but I think he knows what he's doing."

Jamie Carragher, meanwhile, had a differing opinion. "I wasn't sure when I initially saw it," he said.

"When it hadn't been given, I didn't think there was any way in the world it would have been overturned. Once the referee hadn't given it, I didn't think it was a big enough mistake for them to overturn."



Thoughts on the incident? Do you think Wolves should have been awarded a last-minute penalty at Old Trafford?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Andre Onana, Manchester United, Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Gary Neville

Jack Kenmare
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