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A total disaster of a signing! Andre Onana's incompetence has Man Utd's Champions League hopes dangling by a thread

It was no secret that Manchester United signed Andre Onana for his outstanding ability on the ball rather than his shot-stopping qualities. But their desire to improve their build-up play after 12 years with David de Gea meant that they overlooked the fact that the primary job of a goalkeeper is to stop the ball going in the net.

And based on the last four months, that is a task that seems to be beyond Onana. The Cameroonian's short career with United has been a traumatic experience for everyone involved, beginning with him getting lobbed from the halfway line on his Old Trafford debut in a friendly against Lens.

But Champions League nights have been particularly harrowing for the £47-million ($59m) signing, and his disaster-class in the 3-3 draw at Galatasaray, which leaves United bottom of Group A with one game to play, was the worst of the lot.

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For United to reach the last 16, they now need to beat Bayern Munich in their final group game and hope that Galatasaray and Copenhagen's match ends in a draw. In other words, they need a miracle. And if they cannot pull it off, Onana will be the biggest culprit for their return to Europe's elite competition being short-lived.