Man Utd fans left absolutely baffled as new goalkeeper Andre Onana gets very surprising squad number

MANCHESTER UNITED fans have been left absolutely baffled after new goalkeeper Andre Onana was given a surprising squad number.

The 27-year-old completed his £47million move to Old Trafford on Thursday, signing a five-year deal with the Red Devils.

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Onana has become the third most expensive goalkeeper ever by completing the transfer, coming in behind Alisson and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

However, United fans have been left confused by his choice of squad number.

After announcing Onana’s arrival, the club confirmed that he will wear the number 24 shirt for his new side.

Reacting to the news, one fan tweeted: “Interesting.”

Another asked: “Why not number one? Does he have some connection to 24?”

A third supporter aslo added: “Wonder if anyone will wear one.”

Meanwhile, one more understanding fan wrote: “Love the fact he has stuck with his number.”

Onana has previously worn the number 24 at both Ajax and Inter, although the reason behind his choice is unknown.


The shirt number had been out of use at United since previous holder Timothy Fosu-Mensah departed in 2021.

As a result of Onana taking number 24, the number one shirt remains vacant following David de Gea’s exit.

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Onana has become Erik ten Hag’s second summer signing, following the arrival of Mason Mount from Chelsea.

He is now expected to join up with his new team-mates in the USA and could make his debut against Arsenal in New Jersey on Saturday.

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