Man Utd star Alejandro Garnacho deletes Andre Onana post after using two gorilla emojis

Man Utd Andre Onana Alejandro Garnacho

Man Utd star Alejandro Garnacho sent a message to Andre Onana on social media

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/10/2023

- 11:28

The goalkeeper was the hero for the Red Devils during their victory over Copenhagen on Tuesday night

Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho has deleted a social media post about Andre Onana.

Onana was the hero for the Red Devils on Tuesday night, saving a late penalty as his side beat Copenhagen 1-0 in the Champions League.

The Cameroon international had experienced a difficult start to life in English football since touching down at the club from Inter Milan.

But Onana was mobbed by his team-mates after his penalty save and will now be hoping to have turned a corner.

Man Utd Alejandro Garnacho

Man Utd star Alejandro Garnacho has deleted his post about Andre Onana


Garnacho took to social media to share a snap of himself, Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay surrounding Onana.

He accompanied the message with two gorilla emojis.

However, after initially re-editing his post, Garnacho has now opted to delete it entirely.

United needed to beat Copenhagen to boost their chances of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages.

The club had lost their previous two matches in the competition to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray.

United were poor for the most part, struggling to find any tempo or rhythm during the proceedings.

However, Harry Maguire scored the only goal of the game for the Red Devils to reignite hopes of reaching the round of 16.

Onana was delighted at helping United win the match, with the 27-year-old later saying: “It was an important victory for us – we had to win this game if we wanted to continue this competition.

“We are Manchester United and we have a lot of ambition, a lot of expectation.

"We had to win this game. We cannot go out after the first three games already, we are too big to go out so soon as possible. We have to fight and work hard.

“I am happy for the goal from Harry, He was the hero tonight and I am very happy for him.

"It was a good performance again from him, but we have to continue like this and, for sure, we will be stronger.

"It will give us confidence for the coming games because it’s not going to be easy, but we’ll give everything and be ready because the challenge is high, that is why we are here.

"We are one of the best clubs in the world so we have to fight for everything, every competition.”

He added: “I was just doing my job, being calm, not under pressure and making myself big, waiting as long as possible and making the save."

As for Maguire, the United star admitted it was a 'big moment' for himself having struggled to win Erik ten Hag round so far this season.

"The first half was nowhere near good enough," said the England star.

"We spoke about it at half-time and the second half was a lot better – we looked comfortable, we played with a big tempo, a big intensity, and we should have scored three, four or five goals with the amount of chances we created and the talent we have at the top end of the pitch.

"It was an amazing ball [from Eriksen]. It was really tough to get on the end of something from a corner tonight – the big centre-half kept heading them all away.

"But it was a second phase, it was nice and I knew I had the beating of the man who was picking me up.


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Man Utd star Andre Onana praised Harry Maguire after his side's dramatic Champions League win over Copenhagen


"And it was just about the delivery, which made it easy for me to head it in.

"I just knew I had to hit the target from so close.

"It was an amazing feeling to score in front of the Stretford End in the Champions League and it was a big moment for myself, but more importantly, a big moment for the team."

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