Manchester United were defeated by Young Boys in a thrilling stoppage-time goal, despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring on his Champions League return for the Red Devils. Ronaldo put United ahead following an excellent pass from fellow Portuguese Bruno Fernandes, who became the joint all-time Champions League appearance holder with his 177th appearance in the league.
United played for nearly an hour with ten men after Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off for a risky challenge on Christopher Martins. After Cameroon winger Moumi Ngamaleu’s equalizer, they appeared to be clinging to a point in an enthralling contest.
However, a 95th-minute error by Jesse Lingard, who had replaced Ronaldo with 18 minutes remaining, allowed Jordan Siebatcheu to score the game-winning goal for the team that had to qualify for the group stage.
The home crowd erupted in jubilation, leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ponder a performance in which United managed only two shots, the fewest in any of their 138 Champions League meetings since 2003-04, according to Opta.
After missing out on qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition last season, United will face Villarreal in a rematch of last season’s Europa League final on September 29.
Source: Daily Mail