Cameroon issue injury update on Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana
The Cameroonian Football Federation has confirmed that Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana will miss Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Libya through injury.
The goalkeeper, who joined United from Italian outfit Inter Milan in the summer, was forced off in the latter stages of Friday’s 3-0 win over Mauritius. He was withdrawn after 81 minutes with an unspecified injury and was replaced by Fabrice Ondoa.
Though Cameroon boss Rigobert Song was unable to provide a diagnosis of the injury following Friday’s match, it has been deemed serious enough to keep him out of the upcoming clash with Libya in at the Martyrs of Benina Stadium.
In a statement, which has been translated, the Cameroonian Football Federation said: “The Cameroonian Football Federation informs public opinion that the player Andre Onana, injured during the match against Mauritius on November 17, 2023 in Douala, is not part of the delegation of the Indomitable Lions currently in Benghazi.
“Medical imaging carried out by doctors from the national selection revealed an affection at the pubic level. FECAFOOT wishes a speedy recovery abroad in Cameroon.”
Though the 27-year-old will miss the clash with Libya, it remains to be seen if he will be available for United’s clash with Everton next Sunday. United will resume their Premier League campaign after the international break with a relatively short trip to Goodison Park.
If the Cameroonian is deemed unfit, it is almost certain that fellow summer signing Altay Bayindir will be awarded his debut for the club. The 25-year-old, who joined United from Fenerbahce, started Turkey’s 3-2 win over Germany in an international friendly on Saturday evening.
Turkey are in action again in midweek, facing Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening in what will be their final qualifier for next summer’s European Championship in Germany. Turkey have already qualified for the tournament.