Manchester United vs Young Boys Match Analysis

Manchester United hosted Young Boys in the Champions League. The result (1-1 draw) was not surprising as Manchester United did not play there best line up.

The lineup announced before the game did not surprise the fans. It was not surprising to see Cristiano Ronaldo rested after Manchester United qualified top of the group. Wan Bissaka and Luke Shaw came in as the fullbacks. Diallo and Elanga got rare starts as wingers while Mata and Lingard played as floating number 8’s. Donny Van De Beek playing as the number 6 was the most surprising part of the lineup.

First Half – Manchester United start amazingly

The match started amazingly for United. On the 8th minute Elanga passed it to Luke Shaw who put an inch perfect cross for Mason Greenwood. Greenwood watched the ball all the way before perfecting a volley which left the Young Boys keeper Faivre unmoved.

On the 26th minute Dean Henderson made a comfortable save from Young Boys number 20, Aebischer . He went to curl it but it was a bit to far out for that technique. Minutes later Greenwood switched the play to Lingard who found Amad. Amad made a mess of cutting the ball back to Lingard and Mata.

Greenwood did well at the byline before cutting the ball back for Mata who forced the Young Boys ‘keeper to make a save

Rieder picked out the top corner beautifully to make it 1-1 on the 41st minute. Donny van de Beek played a poor pass to Wan Bissaka just outside the penalty area which Rieder pounced upon before getting a shot off.

2nd Half

Manchester United started the 2nd half well. Greenwood brought the ball down before passing it to Elanga who played a 1-2 with Lingard. Elanga got the ball across the penalty area but the Young Boys goalkepper Faivre pushed it away from Greenwood.

On the 58th minute Amad found Lingard who put in Elanga. Elanga was denied in the penalty box by a good save by the Young Boys goal kepper Faivre.

Matic’s horrible clearance was latched upon by a Young Boys player who passed it to Elia. Elia shot in the penalty box went wide of Henderson’s post. Young Boys number 36 Hefti pulled a ball back for number 24 Maceiras who couldnt get his foot around is shot.

Full Time: Manchester United 1-1 Young Boys

The match ended with a positive result for United given it was Ragnick’s first Champions league game and he played with a second string team.

In the post match press conference Ragnick had this to say on Manchester United’s possible last 16 opponents:

”It’s the Champions League so you can’t expect to get an easy opponent, so we will wait and see. I think the draw is on Monday.”

Author: Edward

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