UNITED NEWS 22:40, 14 Sep 2021Updated: 22:41, 14 Sep 2021MANCHESTER UNITED were stunned by Young Boys as the Swiss side beat the ten-man Red Devils in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo was back in the goals again, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s first-half red card changed the game.
Meanwhile rumoured Red Devils target Youri Tielemans has declared himself open to a move to United.
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NOT TWO GOOD
Manchester United managed just TWO shots in their shocking display against Young Boys.
That is their lowest tally in a Champions League match for 138 matches – or SEVENTEEN years.
The last time they were so shy in front of goal was way back in the 2003-04 season, Cristiano Ronaldo’s first with the Red Devils.
Ronaldo, unsurprisingly, was responsible for both of the efforts.
And the Portuguese superstar did score with one of them to give United the lead.
ELSEWHERE IN GROUP F
Following United’s defeat in Young Boys, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are now bottom of Group F after the first round of fixtures.
That’s courtesy of Atalanta and Villarreal’s 2-2 draw in Spain this evening.
Remo Freuler gave the visitors a sixth minute lead, before goals by Manu Trigueros and Arnaut Danjuma turned the game on its head.
Robin Gosens snatched a point for Atalanta, however, before Francis Coquelin was shown a late red card.
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Jesse Lingard had to be consoled by Harry Maguire after his gaffe handed Young Boys a last-gasp winner against Manchester United.
The Red Devils midfielder had a torrid time when he came off the bench to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in Switzerland.
Despite playing for over 20 minutes, Lingard had just EIGHT touches on the ball in the 2-1 defeat.
Only six of those were actual passes, and just one was a completed pass.
But Lingard’s final touch proved to be ten-man United’s undoing, as the England ace teed up Theoson Siebatcheu to fire past David De Gea for 2-1.
SAME OLE STORY
Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he took Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes off with 20 minutes remaining against Young Boys.
He said: “The game had gone 70-odd minutes, they had been running a lot on Saturday and today.
“We wanted Nemanja Matic’s experience to keep hold of the ball and Jesse Lingard’s legs.”
Manchester United fans fumed as Cristiano Ronaldo was subbed off in the 71st minute in tonight’s 2-1 defeat against Young Boys.
One tweeted: “Ronaldo out, Lingard in. Ole masterclass.
Another said: “Ronaldo hooked for Lingard, I’m howling.”
One noted: “Matic on for Bruno is good, but Lingard for Ronaldo is bizarre.”
Another added: “We need a goal so Ole takes off Ronaldo for Lingard…”
DE GEA REACTS
Man United keeper has insisted ‘we go again’ after the Red Devils’ 2-1 defeat to Young Boys tonight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had his say on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card earlier this evening.
He told MUTV: “That’s a little bit the astroturf, Aaron gets a touch that’s too far and he gets the all but he follows through.
“It’s hard to argue against the referee but then he didn’t go through his ankle, he hit him on the top of his foot.”
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Champions League record as Man United boss leaves a lot to be desired.
Man United legend Paul Scholes would like to have seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer use his substitutions differently against Young Boys.
He said: “It all stems from the sending off.
“United were quite comfortable up to that point.
“They really couldn’t get out of their half in the second half.
“I think they needed to bring a bit of pace on earlier, with Martial or Greenwood.”
BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand has been left dismayed by tonight’s Man United result.
He said: “This is last year all over again. We rued mistakes then and that is a big mistake at the end from Jesse.
“He done really well at the weekend.
“But it goes to show, no matter where you go in Europe it’s tough. You have to be on your game and tuned in.”
LIN HOT WATER
Here’s that disastrous moment for Manchester United, as Jesse Lingard’s awful backpass gifted Young Boys a 95th minute winner.
It’s disappointment for Man Utd, as Young Boys snatch it late in Switzerland!
Jesse Lingard makes a costly error and Jordan Siebatcheu nips in to apply the finish and send the home crowd wild! ⚽#UCL pic.twitter.com/vZimQoMaIz
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2021 FULL TIME: YOUNG BOYS 2 MAN UTD 1
It’s a disastrous start to this season’s Champions League campaign for Manchester United!
Things had started so well, when Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Red Devils a 13th minute lead with a low effort.
But their task was made difficult in the 35th minute, when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red card for a mistimed tackle.
Young Boys deservedly equalised in the 66th minute through Moumi Ngamaleu.
And Jordan Siebatcheu pounced on a shocking Jesse Lingard back pass to win it for David Wagner’s side in the 95th minute.
GOAL!!! YOUNG BOYS 2 MAN UTD 1!!!
Young Boys have won it at the death!!!
Jesse Lingard hits a disastrous pass back in the 95th minute, with Pefok pouncing to beat David de Gea!
‘LIKE A FINE WINE’
Cristiano Ronaldo may have been subbed, but he managed to extend his incredible record in the Champions League since turning 30 with his strike tonight.
RON THE WAY OFF
Here’s a sight you don’t see often, Cristiano Ronaldo has been substituted!
The Portuguese superstar has been hooked alongside his compatriot Bruno Fernandes – with Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic on in their place.
Manchester United are looking to hold on for a point here!
GOAL! YOUNG BOYS LEVEL!
Young Boys have equalised against Manchester United, and it’s a brilliant finish by Moumi Ngamaleu!
The Swiss side are well on top here against the Red Devils, will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer find a way to stem the tide with a little over 20 minutes remaining?
DON THE BENCH
Donny van de Beek just can’t catch a break at Man United.
On his first start of the season, the Dutchman has been hooked at half-time, with Raphael Varane coming on his place.
Ten-man Man United are back underway at Young Boys, leading 1-0.
HALF TIME: YOUNG BOYS 0 MAN UTD 1
Cristiano Ronaldo 13th minute opener has United in the lead in Switzerland.
But Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card means it’s all to play for at Wankdorf Stadium.
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Jadon Sancho is sacrificed for Diogo Dalot in the wake of Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card.
Young Boys are in the ascendancy now!
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is off!
The full-back is red carded for a mistimed challenge on Christopher Martins in the 35th minute.
SEALED WITH A CRIS
Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating tonight’s opener.
It’s nice to have him back.
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After declaring Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest player of all time last night, Gary Neville certainly enjoyed his former team-mate’s opener in Switzerland tonight.
The Portuguese’s strike is currently the difference between United and Young Boys.
Here’s Manchester United’s opener, Red Devils fans.
It just had to be that man Cristiano Ronaldo once again.
It just had to be him, didn’t it! 🎯
Cristiano Ronaldo gives Man Utd the lead at Young Boys! ⚽️
Three goals in two appearances. A fairytale return to the Red Devils so far! pic.twitter.com/NpbHZOySKU
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2021 GOAL!!! RONALDO DOES IT AGAIN!
Manchester United lead in Switzerland after just 13 minutes, and it’s that man Cristiano Ronaldo again!
The Portuguese timed his run to perfection, before squirming a shot past the Young Boys goalkeeper.
Manchester United’s clash with Young Boys is underway at a raucous Wankdorf Stadium.
We’ll keep you updated with goings on in Switzerland right here.