Manchester United goalkeeper André Onana is set to be recalled into the Cameroonian setup ahead of next year’s AFCON tournament.
The new No1 for the Red Devils abruptly retired from international football after he was sent home during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after falling out with Cameron manager Rigobert Song. Cameroon were knocked out of the competition at the group stages, and Onana cited his retirement down to disagreement with tactics.
Onana has been named in the 24 man squad for an upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi. A victory for Cameroon should ensure their entry into next year’s competition which will take place in Ivory Coast from January 11 to February 13.
For Manchester United, Onana could set to miss games against Spurs, Wolves, Aston Villa and West Ham – as per the current fixture schedule. With this news, it can be understandable why Ten Hag has been pushing for a new No2. Altay Bayindir’s transfer from Fenerbahçe is set to be confirmed sometime this week, which would provide good cover for a goalkeeper coming from regular first team football. It would give the Turkish goalkeeper a solid run of games in Onan’s absence, with plenty of cup competitions to play for this season too. Tom Heaton would also be an option for this period.