UEFA Champions League Gameweek 6
Dec 8, 2021 KO: 20:00

Man Utd - Young Boys

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Benoît Bastien
Greenwood 9'  
  42' Rieder

Match preview

Ronaldo and Sancho dropped? How Man Utd could line up against Young Boys

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is set to make wholesale changes to his team ahead of their clash with Young Boys

Manchester United have already secured top spot in Group F and as such new manager Ralf Rangnick will likely use this week’s Champions League clash with Young Boys to test a number of his lesser used squad players.

The Old Trafford side have been in one of the most unpredictable Champions League group from a betting perspective, but have managed to make it to matchday six with their spot in the next round secured.

have a tight fixture list in December and Wednesday’s clash undoubtedly offers an opportunity for the German manager to rest a number of star players, while running the rule over his back-up options.

As such, in defence we’re likely to see a return for Dean Henderson between the posts as he takes David de Gea’s spot. Along the back four we can expect to see Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Aaron Wan-Bissaka take up their preferred positions.

Rangnick has opted for a narrow 4-2-2-2 formation, which means we’ll likely see a midfield duo of Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic, with the latter stepping in for Fred. In front of them we could see a rare start for Donny van de Beek, alongside Jesse Lingard in two No.10 roles.

Up front we can expect to see Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford get dropped in favour of Mason Greenwood and Anthony Elanga, as Rangnick gives both fringe players an opportunity to prove their worth in front of goal.

How Man Utd could line up against Young Boys

Match statistics

Man Utd
Statistics
Young Boys
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
9
Draws
4
4
Losses
7
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
30
46
Goals Per Game
1.50
2.30
More > 2.5 Goals
11
14
More > 3 Goals
7
10
Scored First in a Match
10
9
Scored Both Halves
6
8
Won More > 1 Goal
3
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
31
30
Did Not Score
4
3
Both Teams Scored
12
15
Kept Clean Sheet
4
2
Won Without Conceding
4
2
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
18
Shots on Target
5.05
6.50
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.53
2.22
Penalties
0.05
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.10
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.10
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
14
10
Shots on Target Conceded
5.05
3.83
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.17
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.80
13
Yellow Cards
1.50
1.75
Red Cards
0.10
0.00

Injuries

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  5. Achilles tendonitis image description
  6. Knee Injury image description
  7. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  8. Tendon injury image description
  9. Hamstring image description