Omonia goalkeeper Francis Uzoho believes God has answered his prayer after he featured against Manchester United on Thursday night in the Europa League.
Man United left it until in the injury time to get all three points off Omonia at Old Trafford after Scott McTominay came off the bench to score the match-winning.
Manchester United may have won the game but Francis Uzoho has probably made headlines after his heroics at Old Trafford, denying Marcus Rashford on three occasions in the first half and some noteworthy stops in the second half.
Uzoho, who is a Man United fan, said he had long dreamt of playing at Old Trafford and when he saw Omonia were added in the same group as Manchester United, he prayed to God to help him get the chance to play against the Red Devils.
Omonia’s first-choice goalkeeper got injured in the reverse fixture and Uzoho started the return leg at Old Trafford, hence his prayers got answered.
“I am a big Manchester United fan yeah. I have dreamed to play here for a long time. When I saw the draw I wanted to play,” Uzoho said after the game. “I prayed to God to get a opportunity to play and I got it, I’m happy I played here.
“It’s not a easy stadium to play in with these big players. I’m happy in general.”
Many fans were probably impressed by Francis Uzoho’s performance tonight but not Paul Scholes, who thought Manchester United’s finishing was poor.
Paul Scholes on Francis Uzoho: “I don’t think he made saves that were unbelievable. Possibly one from Casemiro where he touches it onto the bar. Other than that it was a mixture of poor finishing as well.
“He saved everything he should have saved. He is a goalkeeper don’t forget.”