The injury to Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana is not as bad as anticipated, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Andre Onana was replaced in the 80th minute of Cameroon’s 3-0 World Cup qualification win over Mauritius on Friday because of an adductor muscle injury.
Onana’s unexpected substitution has sparked worries that the 27-year-old goalkeeper, who cost Manchester United £47 million during last summer transfer window, might miss United’s league game against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, November 26.
Onana left the game as soon as he felt pain to prevent aggravating the injury, and those close to the player claimed that the injury wasn’t as serious as it seemed.
“Understand initial indications on André Onana’s injury are optimistic. It’s a shoulder problem but doesn’t look like a serious one”, Fabrizio Romano shared on X on Saturday, November 18.
“Told Onana is expected to be fit for the upcoming games with Man United.”
At the time of writing, it was not clear whether André Onana would be available for Cameroon’s second World Cup qualifiers against Libya in Baninha on Tuesday.
But it has been confirmed that he should be available for United’s game against embattled Everton who just suffered a 10-point deduction earlier this week.
Aside from Onana, coach Erik ten Hag has Turkish 25-year-old goalkeeper Altay Bayindir, who the club bought for £5 million from Fenerbahce last summer to bank on.
If Onana is not fit enough for the Everton game, Bayindir will make his United debut on Sunday.