Despite the fact that Cameroon manager Rigobert Song recently reconciled with Onana following a disagreement on the tactics of the team, he has not offered any new information regarding the status of the goalie.
It is anticipated that Onana would not be able to participate in Cameroon’s forthcoming encounter against Guinea. Onana came out of his retirement from internationals in September.
Officials at Manchester United are eager to evaluate Onana’s condition, particularly in light of the fact that important matches are coming up in the near future. Following their match against Everton on November 26, the Red Devils are slated to face Galatasaray, Newcastle United, and Chelsea, all of whom are also considered to be difficult opponents.
Matches versus Bayern Munich and Liverpool are scheduled to take place during the month of September. In the event that Onana needs to take some time off, the Turkish international Altay Bayindir, who has not yet made his debut for United since signing from Fenerbahce in the summer, would be the one to take his place in the starting lineup.
Given that Onana is likely to travel to Cameroon to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations, which will take place from January 13 to February 11, 2024, Bayindir may have a longer stint with the team in the beginning of the year.
Although earlier reports stated that Onana could favor assisting United in regaining their form above taking part in the competition, it is still unclear whether or not he will follow through with his decision.
It is possible that Onana will miss a considerable number of United matches if he decides to play for Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations. These matches include Premier League matches against Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United, and Aston Villa. There is a possibility that the absence will continue to the third and fourth rounds of action in the FA Cup.
During this key era, the decision about whether Onana would prioritize international service or continue to focus on club duties will be a crucial role in determining the dynamics of Manchester United’s team.