Manchester United’s UCL campaign looked to get off to the perfect start with, Cristiano Ronaldo putting them in front in the 20th Minute. However, Wan-Bisska saw red in the 35th minute. BSC Young Boys vs Manchester United ended in 2-1 in favour of the home team.
A strong second half from Young Boys
The fact that the Swiss League season started in mid-July meant, BSC Young Boys were in the rhythm of playing regularly, and with United down to ten men they upped their Intensity. Man United, still just in their 5th game of the season.
BSC drew level in the 66th minute through a deflected goal. Moumi Ngameleu’s close-range shot got, fell to him from a cross that was deflected by luke shaw. 5 yards out, he easily slotted it past De Gea with his left foot.
The second goal was a gift. Sieabatcheu was through on goal in the 94th minute, because of Jesse Lingard’s lack of concentration. Lingard tried to play a back pass to De Gea, but it fell short and fell straight to Sieabatcheu who slotted it with ease.
Ole shouldn’t Be Criticised for his substitutions
Manchester United made use of all the 5 subs allowed in the Champions League. Sancho faced the ax in the 35th minute when Wan-Bissaka got sent off. Diego Dalot was bought on to play on the right side.
Rafael Varane was bought on for Van De Beek in the second half, as Manchester United shifted to a back 5 system.
Ole took off both Cristiano and Bruno in the 71st minute, for Lingard and Matic. Reporters questioned this move, but it was the right one in my opinion as he does have to manage the player’s minutes.
With games happening thick and fast, Ole wants his top players to stay at their fittest.
BSC Young Boys vs Manchester United, just the first group game
Rest assured, Manchester United could’ve played better in the first half. But after the red card, Young Boys really played high-intensity football and deserved the win.
Manchester United just needs to make sure they keep their confidence and will look to bounce back in the next game, and still look to top the group.