Preview: Young Boys vs Manchester United – prediction, team news, lineups
Manchester United will be looking to get the perfect start to their 2021-22 Champions League group stage campaign when they face Young Boys in Switzerland on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils enter the game after a 4-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday, while the Young Boys beat Zurich 4-0 in the Swiss Super League in their last game. Young Boys vs Manchester United live stream, Young Boys vs Manchester United where to watch, Young Boys vs Manchester United champions league, Young Boys vs Manchester United today.
Young Boys vs Manchester United Match preview
Young Boys won the Swiss Super League for the fifteenth time last season, which saw them automatically qualify for the second qualifying round of the Champions League, meaning they have already had to play a lot of football in this season’s competition to advance. at this stage.
Indeed, the Swiss side have already participated in six Champions League matches this season, beating Slovan Bratislava, CFR Cluj, and Ferencvaros to reach the group stage for the second time, with their previous participation in the 2018-19 competition. , when they also faced Man United, losing both games to the 20-time English champions by a 4-0 aggregate score.
There’s no getting around the fact that the Young Boys are incredibly inexperienced at this level, while having only won one of their previous eight games against English rivals, but a strong start to the 2021-22 campaign should mean confidence is high at Stadion Wankdorf.
Indeed, David Wagner’s team has scored eight points in its first five league games of the season to sit third in the table, while recording a resounding 4-0 win over leaders Zurich on Saturday, with Michel Aebischer scoring. a double for the house. middle side of the park.
The Young Boys will certainly believe that they can cause trouble for each of the other three teams in Group F (Man United, Atalanta BC, and Villarreal), but their form at home is sure to be vital when it comes to challenging the top two or, of done, to the best. -Three finishes in the section.
Manchester United meanwhile enter Tuesday’s match after a 4-1 victory over Newcastle in the Premier League, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in his second club debut, while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard were also in. the minutes during a good performance at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team has also had a good start to the season, adding 10 points from their four league games to top the table, and they will be determined to put three Champions League points on the scoreboard before their next domestic encounter. to West Ham United next weekend.
A busy period will see the Red Devils also face West Ham in the EFL Cup, before ending in September with a league game against Aston Villa and a home game against Villarreal in the Champions League.
Man United finished third in their section in 2020-21, which saw them fall in the Europa League, and beat Real Sociedad, AC Milan, Granada and Roma to reach the final of the competition, but ultimately lost to Villarreal in the Penalties after a 1. -1 draw.
Seconds in last season’s Premier League, the English giants are three-time European Cup champions, while they have finished atop their Champions League section 15 times and will be delighted with their chances of claiming the title. first position in Group F despite the quality of the teams. around them.
Young Boys will again be without the services of Fabian Lustenberger and Jean-Pierre Nsame on Tuesday due to Achilles tendon injuries, while Joel Monteiro, Esteban Petignat, and Nico Maier will also be absent.
Aebischer’s double against Zurich on Saturday could see the 24-year-old in midfield, but a couple of changes are expected starting at the weekend, with Mohamed Camara and Vincent Sierro in line to play with. the local team.
The Young Boys are expected to line up in a 4-4-2 formation against the Red Devils, with Meschack Elia joined in the final third by Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, and the pair have already scored six goals against each other in the Swiss Super League. this season.
Meanwhile, Man United will once again be without the services of Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles, while Dean Henderson and Phil Jones have not made the trip despite recently recovering from their recent troubles.
Scott McTominay was thought to be in contention, having quickly returned from groin surgery, but the Scottish international, who is not on the squad, has apparently been saved for the clash against West Ham. Fred, however, is on the line of returning to midfield, having been an unused substitute against Newcastle due to the uncertainty surrounding his involvement stemming from a FIFA suspension, which was eventually lifted.
Solskjaer is expected to resist the temptation to rest Ronaldo after his two-goal performance on Saturday, and the Norwegian’s decision could be made easier by the fact that Edinson Cavani is still injured.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Paul Pogba moved to the left, dropping Jadon Sancho to the bench, but Solskjaer might feel the English international needs minutes on his legs, so a very similar team could take the field for the second time in a row. . match despite the relatively fast response time.
Young Boys possible starting lineup:
Von Ballmoos; Hefti, Camara, Zesiger, Garcia; Fassnacht, Sierro, Aebischer, Ngamaleu; Elia, Siebatcheu
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo