Young Boys Vs Manchester United-Match Analysis

Young Boys steal the win from 10 man Manchester United after a dramatic late goal despite Cristiano scoring the opener.

Match Analysis

Ole came into the game making three changes to the team that beat Newcastle. Fred, Lindelof, and  Donny. Cristiano’s presence in the starting eleven meant he equaled Iker Casillas’s record 177 appearances in the champions league.

It took United players a while to adjust to the artificial tuff; Young Boys started the better of the two teams. Meschak shot fired wide of the far post.

Thirteen minutes into the game, Cristiano Ronaldo netted a brilliant goal after an assist from his fellow international, Bruno Fernandes. This goal makes 3 out of just two games played for the champions league top scorer.

United’s trouble started at the half-hour mark when Wan-Bissaka got a straight red card after his stud planted into Young Boy’s Christopher Martins prompting Ole to make an early substitution, and it was Sancho made way for Dalot.

The second half was marked with loads of changes as United looks to be more defensive. Cristiano was isolated up top in the better part of the second half.

Moumi Ngamaleu got his toe on the ball after a cross into the United danger area to equalize the hosts.

Later stages of the game Lingard plays a horrific pass-back only for Siebatcheu to run onto it and put it past De Gea, getting the winner for the Swiss Side.

Tactical change explained

Wan Bissaka’s red card forced Ole to make changes, one such is summer signing Jadon Sancho for Diogo Dalot. Trying to retain an attacking threat with the wing-backs and also getting protection in case there is pressure by the opponent.

Young Boys Overloaded the wings having an extra man in the game, putting crosses into United’s box. The move to bring in Raphael Varane and switch to a back three: Lindelof to the right, Maguire to the left, and Varane in the center to boost the defense and deal with the aerial crosses.

Player ratings

Lindelof 4, Maguire 5, Shaw 5, Fred 4, Donny 6, Sancho 5, Pogba 5, Ronaldo 7, Dalot 5, Varane 6, Lingard 3, Matic 5

De Gea  6.5/10

He made a good save in the first half and could not do anything to stop the two goals that went past him

Wan-Bissaka 3/10

 He got a red card at the half-hour mark for a questionable tackle.

Bruno Fernandes 7/10

A brilliant assist to Cristiano giving Manchester United the lead in the early stage of the game


Even with ten men, Manchester United should get wins against teams like Young Boys. The substitutions were too much on the defensive, a cowardly approach by the coach.

Author: Clinton Salmon

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