Andre Onana explains why he chose the 24 shirt at Man Utd: Andre Onana explained why he chose the number 24 jersey at Manchester United, claiming that it is his birthday. EnoughInfo.com
Onana’s move to Manchester United was formally confirmed on July 20th, with the goalkeeper signing a five-year contract with a one-year option after the Red Devils agreed to pay Inter £47.61 million for his services.
With David de Gea’s contract at Old Trafford expiring, Onana was expected to acquire the coveted number one jersey. However, the Cameroonian chose the number 24 instead.
Explaining the decision to MUTV, Onana said: “I just like that number. It’s my birthday. My date of birth. For me it’s great, it’s beautiful. Manchester United Edge Closer To Sofyan Amrabat Deal
“I like this shirt because [in] this shirt, this number we have done a lot and I hope it will continue.”
During his tenure at Inter, Onana wore the number 24 shirt, whereas Samir Handanovic wore the number one jersey, and he also wore it at Ajax. Onana wore the shirt when he originally arrived at the club in the Eredivisie, and after a poor single season wearing number one in 2017/18, he reverted to his preferred jersey number the next season.
In his first interview as a Manchester United, Onana also discussed his style of play and his first impressions of training with his new teammates: “I’m very comfortable playing from the back, but it depends.
“I think the most important thing is to recognise the situation and that’s what I do myself, read the situation, especially what the team needs in certain moments.
“When we play, depending on who we play, sometimes you have the possession and sometimes not, so from there you have to be smart and try to help the team, because most of the time playing with these players is amazing. CEO of OpenAI Launches the Worldcoin Crypto Project
“I had my first training session with them and it’s just amazing the quality here, it’s great.”