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Ronaldo matches Messi record, Man United’s awful CL record with Solskjaer highlighted

By Josh Barker Published: September 14, 2021 9:01 pm

Last Updated: September 14, 2021 10:12 pm

On the back of their Champions League game on Tuesday, some interesting statistics have emerged surrounding Manchester United.

Man United dealt shock loss Manchester United would take on Young Boys in a Champions League clash on Tuesday evening.

The Red Devils would head into the tie as favourites and no doubt desperate to pick up a win as it was clear that the Swiss outfit are the weakest team in United’s group.

And, things did start brightly for Man United when Cristiano Ronaldo fired the visitors into the lead after just 13 minutes:

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

On the back of that goal, it was revealed that Ronald has matched a record currently held by Lionel Messi.

As per Opta, Young Boys are the 36th different team Ronaldo has scored against in the UEFA Champions League, with no player scoring against more:

36 – Young Boys are the 36th different team Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against in the UEFA Champions League, with no player scoring against more (also Lionel Messi on 36). Collection. pic.twitter.com/xVk4EDZnnC

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2021

Solskjaer’s awful Champions League record On a less positive note, Opta also revealed that Man United managed just two shots vs Young Boys, the fewest Opta have on record in any of the Red Devils’ 138 UEFA Champions League matches since 2003/04:

2 – Manchester United managed just two shots in this match, the fewest Opta have on record in any of their 138 UEFA Champions League matches since 2003-04. Their second and final shot of the match came in the 25th minute from Cristiano Ronaldo. Stalled. pic.twitter.com/tDuX3CSn87

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2021


Elsewhere, it was revealed that the Manchester outfit have lost seven of their 11 UEFA Champions League matches under Solskjaer, with 13 per cent of their total defeats in the competition having come under OGS, despite the Norwegian only being in charge for 4.8 per cent of their matches:

13% – Manchester United have lost seven of their 11 UEFA Champions League matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. 13% of their total defeats in the competition have come under Solskjær (7/54), despite the Norwegian only being in charge for 4.8% of their matches (11/231). Fall. pic.twitter.com/5e49OVY63B

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2021

Read more: Manchester City vs RB Leipzig betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions and odds Liverpool vs AC Milan betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions and odds This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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