Andre Onana shouldered the blame for Manchester United’s 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich, saying he let his team down.
The £47.2million summer signing from Inter Milan was at fault for the opening goal in a thrilling group match in Munich, as he let a Leroy Sane strike squirm past him.
It wasn’t a great look for the Cameroonian, who has seen 14 shots end up in the back of his net in just six games, heaping the pressure on both him and his defence.
United have conceded three or more goals in three consecutive games for the first time since 1978, and on this particular occasion, Onana felt solely responsible.
“It’s difficult,” the 27-year-old said. “It’s difficult to lose this way because I think in the beginning we started very good and after my mistake we lost control of the game.
“It’s a difficult situation for us, for me especially because I’m the one who let the team down. But the team were good, very good, but because of me we didn’t win the game.
“I am happy for the work of the team and we just have to move on. This is life of the goalkeeper and if we didn’t win today it’s because of me.”
Having requested to face the media to front up for his error, Onana went on: “I have to learn from it and be strong, move on.”
“It’s not an easy situation but I’m very happy for the comeback of the team. We were fighting until the end, but I have to recognise because of me we didn’t win.
“I have a lot to prove because, to be honest, my start in Manchester is not so good, not how I want.
Manager Erik ten Hag refused to let his goalkeeper take sole responsibility for the loss, saying there is a group accountability for results.