Young Boys vs Manchester United Match Analysis
|Source: The Independent|
Manchester United looked for their third consecutive away win with a trip to Switzerland in the Champions league as they took on Young Boys. This was no easy test for United, who have had a inconsistent start to the season, however United went their expecting the full 3 points and nothing less than the first win in the Champions League this season.
The team sheet was much changed from the team that beat Watford last weekend. Martial and Rashford came back into the team and joined Lukaku in attack while youngest Dalot made his United debut after his summer move to United. In this game we also saw a return to the trio of Fred, Matic and Pogba in midfield after a few games apart.
Manchester United XI: David De Gea, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelöf, Diogo Dalot, Paul Pogba (c), Nemanja Matic, Fred, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford
Young Boys XI: David von Ballmoos, Loris Benito, Steve von Bergen, Mohamed Ali Camara, Kevin Mbabu, Miralem Sulejmani, Sekou Sanogo, Djibril Sow, Christian Fassnacht, Roger Assale, Guillaume Hoarau
After a very shaky first 30 minutes, the game turned into the Paul Pogba show as he scored twice before half time to put United in a comfortable position. The first goal was greatly taken by Pogba, who fire his shot high into the Young Boys goal and his second goal was one of his trademark slow stutter penalties that he also smashed into the roof of the net. The second half then saw United dominate from their comfortable position, and the victory with sealed in the 66th minute when Martial’s deflected shot found it’s way passed the Young Boys Goalkeeper. The 3-0 scoreline was enough for United to get the win and get the first points on the board in the Champions League this season.
Young Boys actually started the brighter of the two teams and had a few golden opportunities to take the lead, thankfully David De Gea was on top form once again as he dealt with several difficult Young Boys shots. This was made more important with the shaky start to the game made by both Lindelöf and Smalling, but they did recover well and manage to keep a clean sheet in the end.
But as previously stated this was the Paul Pogba show as his man of the match display was the difference between the two teams. His all-around play from excellent as he was pinging excellent balls from almost impossible positions with extreme accuracy. This is shown as Pogba made more passes in the opponent’s half with 40 with a whole 90% of them coming off.