UCL Heroics: An unreal goal by Maguire and a penalty save by Onana ensured the “Red Devils” grabbed an emotional UCL win at Old Trafford as they mourn legendary Sir Bobby Charlton.
30-year-old, Harry Maguire’s moment of brilliance occurred as he perfectly nodded a superb curling cross and delivered Christian Eriksen to the far post at 18 minutes to full time.
£47m summer signing, Andre Onana, who has received a lot of backlash since his move from Inter Milan, also rose to the occasion at the very last action of the game by denying Jordan Larsson’s penalty wide, ensuring a victory for Man United.
Although their jeers have been turned to cheers after such heroics, the two players unanimously state that is all about the club, and not about their redemptions.
Harry Maguire’s response to fans singing his name: “It is amazing.
“When you are not on your game it gets picked up, but I am really proud and pleased how I have acted over this six to 12 months.
Maguire added: “I have been given an opportunity and I want to help the team and get the club back to where it should be.”
Andre Onana to TNT Sports: “I’m just doing my job, the most important thing is to win against a tough team.
“I am happy for the victory, we did a good game and a big goal from Harry [Maguire].
Andre Onana echoed: “We are Manchester United. We are a big club, big players.
“It’s just a matter of time, now we have to continue like this. I have no doubt we will make it.”
Onana in response to Schmeichel calling him a hero: “No, I don’t think I am.
“I think the hero tonight is Harry [Maguire], he scored and gave us the victory.
Onana, who joined Old Trafford in the summer from Inter Milan, also said “They brought me here for these kind of moments.
“I’m happy for the victory but we have to keep going.
“It’s not the penalty, it’s the victory that will give us more confidence. It’s winning that gives you confidence.
Onana emphasised: “You can save many penalties but if you don’t win then it doesn’t feel as good.”
Erik Hen Hag to TNT Sports after the game: “Of course, it is incredible and a great night. Especially in the dying second when you concede a penalty, but a brilliant save from Andre Onana.
“Those players, Harry Maguire played a good game and Andre Onana as well. He made an important save just after half-time.
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