Manchester United’s defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League last week came as a surprise and as you would expect, the reaction hasn’t been positive.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead early in the game but after Aaron Wan-Bissaka was dismissed in the first half, proceedings quickly changed as the Swiss side took control of the game.
They equalised after roughly an hour and scored the winner in the dying exchanges following a poor backpass from Jesse Lingard.
It was the first defeat of the season but former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has played down the defeat, claiming everything is ‘exaggerated’ when it comes to the Reds.
🗣 "Everything's exaggerated with United, they beat Newcastle, everything's great, they lose during the week, it's a disaster."
Roy Keane is confident Manchester United can bounce back from their defeat midweek in the Champions League pic.twitter.com/HZV4R2sMxf
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 19, 2021
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If anyone, Keane will know how minor setbacks can be thrown out of proportion at Manchester United. Such is the huge profile of the club and although the result was disappointing, we’re still early in the season and there is plenty of time for Solskjaer to turn it around.
“No, I think the signs haven’t been great the last few weeks away from home,” he said, as seen above. “Against Southampton, they weren’t great – probably could have lost that.
“At Wolves, they did get the win but the performance wasn’t that great. So I wasn’t that shocked (at United’s defeat to Young Boys). Listen, it was a poor error at the end of the game from Jesse (Lingard) but that happens – we’ve all made mistakes.
“I did see it coming but they’ll bounce back. Everything is exaggerated with United. They beat Newcastle, everything is great. They lose during the week, it’s a disaster.
“It’s still early in the season, they’ve got three or four faces into the club, it takes time to bed in. But they’ll be disappointed with the defeat, of course, but plenty of time to bounce back.”