Man United Keeper Bayindir Praised Against Germany, Onana Picks Up Injury

Source: Manchester United

Manchester United goalkeeper Altay Bayindir started in goal for Turkiye in the 3-2 victory over Germany in front of a packed 70,000 fans at the Olympiastadion, Berlin.

The Turkish national team ended up beating Germany for the first time away from home in 72 years.

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Bayindir was praised for his performance by former Turkish national team assistant manager Mehmet Ozdilek who is currently a football pundit.

Ozdilek told the Milliyet newspaper that Bayindir has actually improved since joining United despite not playing for his new club yet.

He explained: “I also liked Altay Bayındır. His adventure in England improved Altay’s goalkeeping skills. He has great feet and added value to the game.

“If we try to explain them one by one, we may be doing an injustice to the players whose names we will forget. Today, there was a group of players who gave everything on the field and enjoyed the game they played. I congratulate them all wholeheartedly.”

Bayindir has been kept out of goal at United by Andre Onana who is first choice keeper.

However, Onana picked up an injury on international duty with Cameroon and it is uncertain how long he will be out for.

If Onana does not recover by the weekend Bayindir could make his debut for the Reds away to Everton.

Bayindir could get the nod again in goal when Turkiye take on Wales in their final Euro 2024 qualification game on Tuesday in Cardiff.

The Turkish side have already qualified but could finish the group as leaders if they avoid defeat against the Welsh.