Man United secure top spot as they conclude their UCL group stages with a draw against Young Boys

Manchester United has finished 1st in their group with 11 points in their 6 games. They were held to draw by Young Boys in the last group stage game who couldn’t make it to through to the knockouts.

Manchester United go through the UEFA Champions League knock-out stages on a good note as they finished 1st in their group (Group F), earning 11 points in 6 games in this season’s UCL. However, they could have earned two more points in their last game which was against Young Boys, but the team full of youngsters couldn’t beat them. Ralf Rangnick made 11 changes to the starting 11 which played against Crystal Palace last Sunday. Defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic was been named captain for this match as he was playing as a centre-half on Wednesday night.

The Man United youngsters were clearly lacking confidence and due to lack of game time they were a bit sloppy on the ball. However, first, 30 minutes were superb for the Red Devils as they were consistently pressing high on Young Boys. In the 9th minute, Mason Greenwood gives United the lead they were looking for. It was left-back Luke Shaw’s cross in the box which was turned into the net by Greenwood with some of his acrobatic skills. An emphatic finish gets united on the front foot. But before the half-time whistle, a sloppy play from Van de Beek gave the ball to Young Boys’ midfielder named Fabian Rieder in the dangerous position and he pulled off a great shot from outside the box and equalizes for their team. Only two goals were scored in this match and both came in the first half itself.


However, United had some best chances to score, but the youngsters couldn’t convert those. There were many young players of Man United who made their debut in the Champions League Wednesday night against Young Boys. Anthony Elanga who was in the starting 11 made his UCL debut, under 23’s captain Teden Mengi, Zidane Iqbal, Shola Shoretire, and midfielder Charlie Savage also made their debuts as they came off the bench in the second half.