Erik ten Hag has reacted to Andre Onana’s goalkeeping blunder during Man United’s 3-3 Champions League draw against Galatasaray, MySportDab reports.
Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes had put Manchester United ahead early in the second half before Ziyech reduced the deficit with an outrageous freekick goal before the interval.
United quickly restored the two-goal lead in the second half with Scott McTominay’s volley but it was just a matter of time before Galatasaray fought back to level terms.
Hakim Ziyech scored another outrageous freekick again with Andre Onana allowing the ball slip from his hand into the net.
The Turkish giants then finally dragged the scoreline to a 3-3 draw with a thunderbolt goal.
United would have likely left Rams stadium with a win but the two costly errors by Andre Onana pegged the Red Devils back to a point.
Reacting to the error by the Onana, Erik ten Hag refused to blame the Cameroonian shotstopper for the draw insisting United lost the match as a team not as individual players.
“We win and lose together. He (Onana) is okay. It is not about individuals. Individual errors in football can make a difference and you take responsibility for it, but it is always about the team.
‘‘All the players in this squad deserve to play for Manchester United because they are brilliant players.
‘We are very happy with our keeper group. They do very well and have good performances. They have to push each other.’
However, ten Hag further added the team have to do better especially on the defense after they easily give away a two-goal lead to settle for a draw.
“We play so good I have to compliment the team, but also I have to criticise the team. We are not defending good enough. We are leading 3-1, and that makes a difference. I am disappointed because we should have won the game.
‘‘In the Champions League you get punished for it (mistakes) so we have to learn from it. I am responsible for this, but know that we are in a project, we are going forwards and making improvements.
‘‘We scored quickly after each other. It’s about the point when you are 2-0 up and you have to manage the game. We give free-kicks away and we have to defend them better.
Manchester United are stuck in the bottom of Group A but can still qualify to the next round of the competition.
They will host Bayern Munich in their last game. And will need a win to stand a chance of qualifying to the next round of the competition.