Crazybola.com – After having had a great start to the Premier League season, Manchester United will now be determined to do the same in the first week of the Champions League group stage against BSC Young Boys on Tuesday (14/9) evening CEST.
Manchester United will go into the game with a 4-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League, while Young Boys beat Zurich 4-0 in the Swiss Super League in their last game.
Young Boys won the Swiss Super League for the 15th time last season, which saw them automatically qualify for the second qualifying round of the Champions League, meaning that they would have to play a lot of games in this season’s competition to progress to this stage.
Altogether they will have to play six games to reach this Champions League group stage, as they will have to play two legs against Slovan Bratislava, CFR Cluj and Ferencvaros, and this is their second participation at this stage after the 2018/2019 season.
It is undeniable that Young Boys are extremely inexperienced at this level, as they won only one of their previous eight matches against English sides, but a strong start to their 2021/2022 season in domestic competition will at least boost their confidence ahead of the clash at Wankdorf Stadium. this.
Manchester United, meanwhile, will go into this clash with a 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice on his second debut for the club, while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also scored during the match.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have also had a strong start to the season, picking up 10 points from their four league games to sit top of the Premier League table, and they will be determined to find the perfect start to their campaign in the first week of the League group stage. These Champions.
Manchester United will be facing a tough period starting this month with them facing back-to-back West Ham in the Premier League and EFL Cup, so it is also possible that veteran Cristiano Ronaldo or teenage star Mason Greenwood will miss at least one of those three games in the Premier League. next week.
In the two head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Manchester United have won both matches. In the group phase, Red Devil won 0-3 in Switzerland and 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Young Boys will be without experienced midfielder Fabian Lustenberger, Cameroon striker Jean-Pierre Nsame and young striker Joel Monteiro. There are doubts over the availability of French left-back Jordan Lefort and midfielder Esteban Petignat.
Brazil left-back Alex Telles, Ivory Coast young winger Amad Diallo and England striker Marcus Rashford remain sidelined for United. There are doubts over the availability of goalkeeper Dean Henderson, centre-back Phil Jones, midfielder Scott McTominay and striker Edinson Cavani.
Young Boys XI (4-4-2): David von Ballmoos; Silvan Hefti, Sandro Lauper, Mohamed Ali Camara, Ulisses Garcia; Christian Fassnacht, Christopher Martins Pereira, Michel Aebischer, Moumi Ngamaleu; Meschak Elia, Jordan Siebatcheu
Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Paul Pogba, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo
Young Boys have had an excellent start to the season in the Swiss Super League, picking up eight points from their five games. A 4-0 win over leaders FC Zurich will surely boost morale ahead of the clash with Manchester United.
Manchester United are also in excellent form and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo has certainly boosted the confidence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad, who currently top the Premier League table after their 4-1 win over Newcastle.
There is a big difference in quality between the two teams even if the United manager rotates his squad a bit, perhaps by including Jesse Lingard, Donny van de Beek or Victor Lindelof in the starting XI. So the visitors are the big favorites here.
Score Prediction: Young Boys 1-3 Manchester United