Young Boys YOB Ngamaleu (66'), Pefok (90+5)
2-1 FT
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UEFA Champions League Gameweek 1
Sep 14, 2021 KO: 16:45

Young Boys - Man Utd


Referee: François Letexier
  13' Ronaldo
Ngamaleu 66'  
Pefok 90+5  

Match preview

Ronaldo back in the Champions League – How Man Utd could line up against Young Boys

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Champions League football for Man Utd after an impressive Premier League return at the weekend.

Manchester United will kick start their Champions League campaign against Young Boys in Switzerland on Tuesday night and will hope for more of the same from Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 36-year-old returned to Old Trafford in style at the weekend, netting a brace in United’s comprehensive 4-1 win over Newcastle, and could be in line for a Champions League start.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be able to rotate slightly but will still have a very strong squad at his disposal, beginning with David de Gea in goal as Dean Henderson continues his recovery from COVID-19.

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Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire should continue in defence, but there could be opportunities for both Victor Lindelof and Diogo Dalot to give Raphael Varane and Aaron Wan-Bissaka some respite respectively.

There could be a return to the starting XI for Fred in midfield in place of Nemanja Matic and alongside Paul Pogba, who added another two assists to his impressive beginning to this season.

Marcus Rashford remains an absentee in the attacking positions, but a goal-scoring cameo off the bench could see Jesse Lingard into the starting line-up, affording Jadon Sancho a rest.

Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood have both started the 2021/22 season in fine form and should complete the attacking midfield trio in support of Ronaldo, looking to add to the 16 Champions League goals in United red already under his belt.

Ronaldo’s last Champions League appearance for Man Utd was the defeat in the final of the competition in 2009, and he will be out to avenge those demons and set the team on their way to a positive campaign on the continent.

Manchester United starting XI versus Young Boys

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Man Utd
  Average Match Rating  
7.2
  Home  
6.7
6.0
  Away  
6.6
6.6
  Total  
6.6

Match statistics

Young Boys
Statistics
Man Utd
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
12
Draws
4
3
Losses
2
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
47
43
Goals Per Game
2.35
2.15
More > 2.5 Goals
13
12
More > 3 Goals
9
9
Scored First in a Match
12
13
Scored Both Halves
11
7
Won More > 1 Goal
8
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
22
24
Did Not Score
3
1
Both Teams Scored
13
15
Kept Clean Sheet
6
5
Won Without Conceding
4
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
693
733
Possession
58
56
Passes
506
539
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
17
14
Shots on Target
5.13
5.10
Goals out of Shots
0.16
0.16
Crosses
24
17
Offsides
1.73
2.29
Penalties
0.10
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
13
17
Interceptions
11
11
Own Goals
0.05
0.10
Aerials Won
13
12
Total Shots Conceded
11
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.79
4.15
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
11
Yellow Cards
2.00
2.05
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

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