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Young Boys: Von Ballmoos, Mbabu, Camara, Von Bergen, Benito, Sow, Sanogo, Fassnacht, Sulejmani, Hoarau, Assale.
Manchester United: de Gea, Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Pogba, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku.
For a team supposedly in crisis, Manchester United are in a decent enough place at the moment. They’ve won their last two games, away at Burnley and Watford; Romelu Lukaku is in the goals, with four already to his name this campaign; and Jose Mourinho appears to have shaken off his early-season funk, his side showing signs of working their way into a groove at exactly the right time, with the Champions League heaving into view.
On paper, and if history is any guide, the champions of Switzerland shouldn’t cause United too many problems. Young Boys, making their group-stage debut tonight, have come a cropper every time they’ve faced English opposition in Europe: Spurs put them out of the Champions League in 2010-11, 6-3 on aggregate; Liverpool won 5-3 in Berne in the 2012-13 Europa League groups; and Everton pasted them 7-2 on aggregate in the first knockout phase of the 2014-15 Europa League. A certain Romelu Lukaku scored five of Everton’s goals in that tie. It all augurs well.
Written by Scott Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/sep/19/young-boys-v-manchester-united-champions-league-live under the title “Young Boys v Manchester United: Champions League – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.