Andre Onana 'WILL represent Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations next January'... leaving Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag facing up to seven matches without his No 1 goalkeeper

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By Luke Power For Mailonline

Published: 07:13 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 07:13 EDT, 1 November 2023

Andre Onana will reportedly play for Cameroon astatine nan Africa Cup of Nations early successful 2024, contempt antecedently quitting world football. 

The tourney will tally done January and into February, meaning Manchester United could beryllium near without their first-choice goalkeeper for 7 games. 

Mail Sport reported connected Tuesday that Onana was considering whether to spell to nan tournament.


Onana retired from world football successful December aft nan World Cup pursuing a row pinch caput coach Rigobert Song, but returned for nan last AFCON qualifier against Burundi successful September and played against Senegal past month. 

Now, i reports that nan 27-year-old wants to play successful nan tournament, though his shaky commencement astatine Manchester United made him uncertainty whether he should go. 

Andre Onana has reportedly said he wants to play astatine nan Africa Cup of Nations early adjacent year

He discontinue world shot past December aft a sensational statement pinch Rigobert Song but has precocious returned 

A root adjacent to nan subordinate told i: 'At nan infinitesimal he plans to play successful each crippled he is called up for.' 

Were Cameroon to spell each nan measurement to nan final, Onana would miss 4 Premier League games, perchance 2 FA Cup ties,  and possibly a Carabao Cup semi-final. 

The tourney runs from January 13 to February 11. 

With Onana absent, Erik 10 Hag would look a action dilemma. 

United's back-up options are Altay Bayindir, who they signed from Fenerbache for £4.2million successful nan summer, and Tom Heaton.

It marks a beardown U-turn from past December, erstwhile he was expelled from nan Cameroonian World Cup squad aft a shouting lucifer pinch Song complete goalkeeper playing styles. 

Song reportedly lambasted Onana for playing excessively riskily pinch his feet and he was replaced by Devis Epassy.

It could time off Erik 10 Hag pinch a action headache for 7 games successful 3 competitions

Tom Heaton is 1 of nan options that Manchester United could move to successful Onana's absence 

Altay Bayindir, who is yet to play for nan club, is different action that Ten Hag could move to 

At nan time, Onana reportedly saw his narration pinch nan squad arsenic 'irreversible' contempt attempts from Cameroon Football Federation president and iconic erstwhile striker Samuel Eto'o to mediate talks betwixt him and Song.

While fans sometimes definitive discontent pinch players participating successful AFCON, a mid-season tournament, it is of adjacent worth to different world tournaments. 

Sebastien Haller slammmed nan 'disrespect' towards nan competition erstwhile asked by reporters successful 2021 if he would play successful AFCON.

He said: 'This mobility shows nan disrespect for Africa. Would this mobility ever get asked to a European subordinate up of nan Euros? Of people I americium going to nan Africa Cup [of Nations].'

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