There was a slight chance a neutral venue would be used for Manchester United vs Young Boys after Switzerland imposed new travel restrictions.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading throughout Europe and countries are still coming to terms with how to deal with it, while many health sectors still feeling the mounting pressure from other variants.
For those fans who have already paid for non-refundable transfer expenses, it is good news because Young Boys have been given the all clear by Swiss authorities to travel to Manchester for next week’s Champions League clash, as per the Manchester Evening News.
YB hat vom Kanton Bern eine Sonderbewilligung für die Auswärtsspiele in der UEFA Champions League und der UEFA Youth League erhalten. Somit müssen Spieler und Staff nach der Rückreise nicht in zehntägige Quarantäne.
— BSC YOUNG BOYS (@BSC_YB) December 1, 2021
Despite losing 2-1 to Young Boys in the opening game of the Champions League this season, the Reds have already topped Group F but now there’s confirmation that the final group match will be played at Old Trafford as planned.
Young Boys are currently sat at the bottom of the group on 4 points from 5 games, but still have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League. They will have one eye on how Atalanta get on against Villarreal, with the Italian side currently on 6 points.
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is expected to take charge from the dugout against Young Boys in what could be his second match as United boss.