English Premier League giants Manchester United started their UEFA Champions League campaign in a rather disastrous fashion after losing their maiden fixture of the campaign by 1-0 away in Switzerland against Young Boys. The Red Devils were the ear favorites to win the tie by a far margin but they were very underwhelming in what was a lackluster performance from the whole team even after taking the lead as early as in the 13tg minute through a brilliant finish from Cristiano Ronaldo following a sublime outside-the-boot cross from fellow Portuguese international star Bruno Fernandes.
It was Ronaldo’s third goal in two games after his brace against Newcastle at the weekend in the English Premier League but it was not enough to help them get even a point.
United did have a player sent off in the first half after English defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka received a straight red card following a harsh challenge on a Young Boys player. United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjaer made a couple of changes to try and make things smooth for his side and it included the taking off of Donny van de Beek to bring on Diogo Dalot but one substitution the Red Devils manager made which shocked the whole world was when he brought off oalscoter Ronaldo in favor of Jesse Lingard.
Lingard’s introduction proved to be very costly for the visiting team as the England international attacking midfielder have away the ball that caused the second Young Boys goal in the 95th minute through a failed back pass. The result was a tough one to take for United but their director Darren Fletcher has revealed that there’s no excuse for the defeat but that they must now look ahead and bounce back from the result.