Man Utd’s new goalkeeper Andre Onana reveals very different career path he’d have taken if he wasn’t a footballer

GOALKEEPER Andre Onana has completed a dream £47million move to Manchester United.

But the Senegalese stopper has revealed he would have gone down a very different career path if he hadn’t become a footballer.

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Onana, 27, is Erik ten Hag’s latest big capture after starring under the Dutchman at Ajax.

He spent the past season at Inter Milan, helping them win the Italian Cup while also guiding them to the Champions League final.

Onana’s long-awaited Old Trafford transfer was finally confirmed on Thursday, allowing him to link up with new United teammates in the USA.

He has big boots to fill, with predecessor David de Gea starring between the sticks for 12 years.

But replacing the Spaniard holds no fear for Onana.

That’s because if he had not become a footballer, the brave baller would have instead joined the police.

Previously revealing his alternative career decision, Onana simply said via the Telegraph: “I like to protect.”

But after joining United, Onana can simply worry about protecting his goalmouth from oncoming strikers.


He said after joining: “To join Manchester United is an incredible honour and I have worked hard all my life to get to this moment, overcoming many obstacles along the way.

“Walking out at Old Trafford to defend our goal and contribute to the team will be another amazing experience. 

“This is the start of a new journey for me, with new team-mates, and new ambitions to fight for.

“Manchester United has a long history of incredible goalkeepers, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years.

“I am excited by the opportunity to work again with Erik ten Hag, and I can’t wait to play my part in the success I know he is determined to deliver at this great football club.”

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