Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana has been withdrawn from the Cameroon national soccer team after suffering a pubic bone injury during an A-match.
“Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana has been withdrawn from the Cameroon national soccer team after suffering a pelvic injury,” British media outlet 90min reported on Nov. 19 (KST).
Onana was called up to the Cameroon national soccer team for the November A-match. Cameroon faced Mauritius on Nov. 18 in the first round of Group D of the 2026 North and Central American World Cup Africa qualifiers. The Cameroonians scored a total of three goals in a 3-0 victory to get their World Cup qualification campaign off to a good start.
Cameroon’s goalkeeper, Onana, started the game and was solid in goal. However, in the 36th minute of the game, with just a few minutes to go, Onana suddenly went limp in pain. The medical team rushed to check his condition, and it was determined that he was unable to continue playing and had to be helped off the field.
It was unclear exactly what injury Onana had sustained, leaving United fans worried. The Cameroon Football Association later announced that Onana had suffered an injury to his pubic bone, one of the three pelvic bones, and had decided to remove him from the national team.
“We inform the public that Andre Onana, who was injured in the game against Mauritius, is not currently a member of the Cameroon national team,” the Cameroon Football Association said in a statement, according to media outlets. “Medical images taken by the national team’s medical staff showed a problem with Onana’s pubic bone,” the statement read.
After leaving the national team, Onana immediately returned to his club, United. The Red Devils will assess his condition once again to determine if he can return to the field.
Hopefully, the injury will be minor, but if Onana needs more than a few weeks of recovery time, United will be playing with an unsettled goalkeeper. United’s first game after the November international break is an away trip to Everton in the 13th round of the 2023/24 Premier League on November 27.
After parting ways with longtime goalkeeper David De Gea last summer, the Red Devils have brought in Onana from Inter Milan as their new ‘No. 1’ goalkeeper. Onana, one of the runners-up in last season’s UEFA Champions League, cost United £47 million in transfer fees. 토토사이트
After a highly anticipated arrival, Onana faced a lot of criticism for his shaky saves and footwork at the start of the season, but he gradually settled down and regained the trust of the fans with an increasing number of saves.