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05th Aug 2023

Andre Onana lobbed from the halfway line during Man United friendly

Charlie Herbert

Andre Onana lobbed from the halfway line during Man United friendly

A pre-season friendly is probably the best time for this to happen

Andre Onana didn’t have an ideal Old Trafford debut for Manchester United after he was lobbed from the centre circle.

The Cameroonian keeper was making his first appearance at the Theatre of Dreams since joining the English giants from Inter Milan for £43.8m in July.

United were taking on French side RC Lens in their penultimate pre-season friendly before the start of the Premier League next weekend.

In the 35th minute, Lens’ Florian Sotoca decided to try his luck from the centre circle after seeing Onana off his line.

And his perfectly weighted effort had the keeper scrambling as it floated over his head and into the back of the net.
The Cameroonian keeper was left in the back of his own net after the audacious lob (Getty)

Onana was signed this summer as replacement for David de Gea who left United after 12 years at the club.

The Red Devils get their Premier League campaign underway in just over a week’s time when they take on Wolves at Old Trafford on August 14.

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