Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his starting eleven to take on Young Boys in the Champions League.
Manchester United return to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League this evening after travelling to Switzerland for their opening game against Young Boys. They go into the game on the back of a 4-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League.
After four Premier League games, this is a golden opportunity for United to get an away win on the board – albeit on an artificial pitch which the players won’t be used to.
Neither Scott McTominay nor Edinson Cavani have travelled to Switzerland due to not being fully fit – and on top of that, the manager is without Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles, Dean Henderson and Phil Jones.
David de Gea starts in goal, with a back four consisting of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw.
In midfield, Donny van de Beek gets the nod along with Fred and Paul Pogba.
David de Gea, Donny van de Beek and Cristiano Ronaldo arriving at the Wankdorf Stadium to face Young Boys 🔴 pic.twitter.com/GS0RK1FHsQ
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Bruno Fernandes will be tasked with pulling the strings for Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo, with United having more than enough firepower to get all three points against Young Boys.
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Ole has named his first side of our 2021/22 #UCL campaign 👊#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 14, 2021
Young Boys have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches in the Champions League, as per WhoScored.
Verdict and prediction
It’s great to see Van de Beek starting in the Champions League and it’s an opportunity for him to show his worth. There should be enough in the middle to take control of the game tonight and that should allow us hit them hard in the final third.
Young Boys 1-3 Manchester United