André Onana: Victory in the FA Cup final will not save Man United's season


André Onana has said that winning the FA Cup would not be enough to save Manchester United's season.

A disastrous season that has seen United finish in their lowest ever Premier League position will culminate on Saturday with a second consecutive FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.

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But Onana said winning the cup, which would also bring a place in the Europa League, would not be enough to save the season.

“It would make everything look better,” said Onana. “It's important to finish on a good note and if we win this game we would be in the Europa League. We know how important it is for us as players and as a club to be in Europe.”

“I wouldn't say it was successful. Playing for this club and winning the FA Cup is not enough in my opinion. We are used to playing in the Champions League, some of us have played in Champions League finals. It has been a difficult season.”

Onana has been busy in his first season at Old Trafford after joining from Inter Milan for £43 million ($54.8 million) last season.

None of them saved more than 149 shots in the Premier League, partly due to United's tendency to concede a lot of shots on goal.

Erik ten Hag's team won their last league games against Newcastle and Brighton, but conceded a total of 38 shots on goal over the course of the two games. However, Onana stressed that he does not mind having to do so much work.

“I don't know if there are too many, but that's the situation we're in at the moment,” he said.

“We have to accept it and deal with it. We are struggling with so many injuries, with an injury crisis. Of course, that is no excuse because when you wear that badge you have to be able to represent the club at the top, but at the moment that is the situation we are facing and we have to deal with it. I don't mind taking 20 or 30 shots.

“We have had to deal with many difficulties this season and adapt to the situation. Of course, we would have liked to have overcome all of them [the injured players] back, but for now, it's what we have.”