Andre Onana hasn’t had the best of starts to life at Manchester United but fans adored his crucial save to deny Erling Haaland.
During first-half stoppage-time, the goalkeeper pulled off a stunning save to prevent the Norwegian from doubling Manchester City’s lead.
Haaland had the goal at his mercy from Bernardo Silva’s cross but Onana was there to track back and keep United in the game.
City’s superstar striker scored a penalty earlier on and he probably should have netted a second.
However, United’s goalkeeper showed his class at a crucial moment and fans loved what they saw.
“Onana is really the man,” one said on X despite his shortcomings in between the sticks this season.
A second added: “This guy found his confidence, could’ve been 0-3 already.”
“That’s one of the best save I’ve ever witnessed in my life,” said a third as the two sides went into the break.
A fourth said: “Onana is world class. Champions league final Onana has arrived.”
Onana’s performances for United have come under scrutiny for much of the season having conceded 20 goals prior to the derby.
His save just before half-time was one of his best yet, but Haaland got the better of him early in the second half.
The City superstar was left completely unmarked towards the back post and was able to head in past Onana to make it 2-0.
Haaland then turned provider late on to assist Phil Foden for City’s third and final goal in a dominant win at Old Trafford.
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