Manchester United’s Champions League campaign is off to the worst possible start as they leave Switzerland with as many points they had before the game – zero.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named a strong starting eleven for the encounter with Young Boys, presumably in the hope of avoiding the debacle at Istanbul Basaksehir last season.
But the Norwegian boss suffered the same fate as Manchester United left with nothing, owing to a second-half performance which left a lot to be desired.
United took the left after just 13 minutes but the game took a turn for the worst later in the first half when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off for a poor tackle.
David Wagner’s side scored at roughly the hour-mark before stealing all three points in the dying embers of the game, with Jesse Lingard’s backpass proving to be fatal for United.
“I can understand why he gives it,” Solskjaer told reporters on Wan-Bissaka’s red card, as seen above. “Aaron takes a touch that goes too far. It’s never a dangerous tackle as it hits him on the front of his foot. Probably a little bit inexperienced to go through there. It makes it difficult after that with 10 men.
“We know we’ve given ourselves a more difficult task than we did last year but everyone thought we were through after two games last year.
“You need 12, maybe 10 points, you need to win your home games and win away from home. We’ve lost an opportunity to win three points but we’ve got two home games next and we’ve gotta focus on those two.”
The focus will swiftly turn towards the Premier League for United as they prepare to face West Ham on Sunday.