Manchester United lost 2-1 to BSC Young Boys on Tuesday night in the first game of their Champions League campaign.
United took the lead in Switzerland thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, but the game’s momentum swung into the hosts’ favour when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge.
BSC Young Boys soon found an equaliser after that sending off before United conceded at the death to lose the game.
In transfer news, Mathias Pogba, the older brother of Paul Pogba, has revealed that he is yet to make a decision on his future.
Pogba is now into the final year of his contract at Old Trafford, meaning he can leave the club for nothing at the end of the season, and there are no one-year extension clauses in United’s favour for the problem to be kicked down the road this time.
“Paul has not decided yet whether to stay or not next summer – It’s his decision. He’s feeling very good at Man United now, this season… then let’s see. Let’s see when will be time to decide,” he said.
Ronaldo’s act of kindness
Cristiano Ronaldo gave his match-worn jersey from Manchester United’s Champions League defeat against BSC Young Boys on Tuesday to a steward he hit with a wayward shot during the warm-up.
It was an unsuccessful return to Europe’s top competition for United, as they slipped to a late 2-1 defeat to Swiss side Young Boys in their opening group match.
Ronaldo had put United ahead in the 13th minute with a strike that has extended his lead at the top of the Champions League goal-scoring charts to 135.
However, the match turned when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was shown a red card and two second-half goals for the hosts pulled off a shock victory.
Why Solskjaer’s Champions League record isn’t as bad as you may think
After Manchester United slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday evening, fans were quick to criticise the decisions made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the game.
Withdrawing Cristiano Ronaldo for Jesse Lingard has proven to be one of the main talking points, though it’s fair to say the game plan was swiftly torn to pieces following the first-half red card received by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
While the right-back’s rush of blood to the head can hardly be blamed on the United boss, the subsequent defeat in Switzerland has left Solskjaer with a rather unwanted stat to his name.
Since taking the reins at United, he’s now lost seven of his 11 Champions League games, meaning he boasts a win rate of just 36.36%.