Onana takes aim at Anfield's crowd by insisting he felt 'nothing'

Andre Onana takes aim at Anfield’s crowd by insisting he felt ‘nothing’ during Man United’s goalless draw at Liverpool… as Gary Neville labels limp derby atmosphere the ‘worst I’ve seen’ for the same fixture

  • Manchester United forced Liverpool to settle for a goalless draw at Anfield 
  • The limp derby showdown was witnessed by a capacity crowd of around 57,000
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Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana took aim at the atmosphere at Anfield after his side’s goalless draw with Liverpool, insisting he felt ‘nothing’.

Erik ten Hag’s visitors frustrated their opponents and prevented them from moving to the top of the Premier League after delivering a resolute defensive display.

The scrappy nature of the showdown saw much of the crowd of 57,000, the highest league attendance at the famous old ground since 1949, voice their frustration.

But even with the addition of the newly-refurbished Anfield Road stand, an area housing 7,000 supporters, Onana has revealed he was largely unfazed by the noise.

Asked by MUTV if he had noticed the atmosphere, the stopper said: ‘Nothing.

Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana said he felt ‘nothing’ from Anfield’s atmosphere

The home crowd were deflated at the final whistle after the drab goalless draw in the derby

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‘At Manchester United you’re going to get that, I have to be ready for everything. I’m used to be playing big games with high intensity.

‘Like I said, it was nice to play here today. We played a good opponent but we showed we have good players. Being Manchester United you must try to win.’

United legend Gary Neville, speaking during Sky Sports’ coverage, also aimed a dig at the atmosphere, describing it as the worst he had experienced during the derby.

‘The atmosphere was the worst I’ve seen at Anfield ever for a Liverpool-Manchester United game,’ Neville said. ‘I’ve always been complimentary of Liverpool fans but it’s the quietest crowd I’ve seen in this game.

‘I think there was maybe a little bit of overconfidence before the game, with people wearing Christmas jumpers with 7-0 on them and stuff like that!’

Jurgen Klopp’s side were prevented from moving to the top of the Premier League standings

Gary Neville said the atmosphere was the worst he had witnessed at Anfield for the same game


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United created the best chance of the game through Rasmus Hojlund, whose effort was smothered by Alisson, and Onana believes the performance showed character.

‘We are one of the biggest clubs in the world, so we want to win against all opponents,’ he added. ‘Today we showed character, we fought for each other, but that’s not all, it is not enough. We must win, regardless of the opponent. 

‘It’s good to have a clean sheet, but the most important thing is to win the match. 

‘When you are part of this huge club, you have to win. I like to take everything upon myself to protect my players. I want them to be free, to be focused. 

‘I’m used to criticism. It doesn’t bother me.’ 

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