Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been left with loads of inquiries to reply following his facet’s lacklustre defeat at Younger Boys on Tuesday night. The Purple Devils have been shocked by a last-minute winner from Jordan Siebatcheu, who latched onto a dreadful back-pass by Jesse Lingard to fit previous the onrushing David de Gea with simply seconds left on the clock.
The end result marked a sub-par night for United, who have been made to work laborious when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was despatched off for a reckless problem in the course of the first half.
Cristiano Ronaldo had fired the guests forward with a easy end inside 13 minutes however Younger Boys rapidly gained the higher hand with the benefit of an additional man.
They drew degree when Moumi Ngamaleu discovered the web on 66 minutes earlier than Siebatcheu’s last-gasp winner condemned United to a stunning defeat.
Solskjaer made a variety of modifications from the 4-1 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday, however was denied one other win beneath the lights on the Wankdorf Stadium because the overwhelming majority of his facet did not impress.
Categorical Sport takes a have a look at 4 gamers that could possibly be given the axe when the Purple Devils face West Ham United within the Premier League on Sunday.
Wan-Bissaka’s sending-off put United in a precarious place that in the end resulted in them shedding the sport.
The incident was fully avoidable, with the previous Crystal Palace man going excessive of the ball together with his studs exhibiting and making heavy contact with the leg of Christopher Martins.
He wouldn’t have been pressured into making the sort out if he had managed to get the ball beneath management together with his first contact.
The defender’s efficiency was nothing to be happy with and Solskjaer might determine to provide Diogo Dalot an opportunity at right-back in opposition to West Ham consequently.
Sancho has endured a tricky begin to life at United and reached a brand new low on Tuesday night after he was substituted within the first half of the match.
He was changed by Dalot because the Purple Devils tailored to Wan-Bissaka’s dismissal and did not impress throughout his quick spell on the pitch.
The England winger is undoubtedly certainly one of United’s most essential property and can have no hassle in recapturing the shape he confirmed at Borussia Dortmund as soon as he has discovered his ft at Outdated Trafford.
Nevertheless, his temporary show in opposition to Younger Boys was one to overlook and he could possibly be pressured to begin from the bench on Sunday on account of his non-performance.
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Donny van de Beek
Van de Beek was handed a golden alternative to stake his declare for an everyday first-team spot, with the Dutchman chosen to begin alongside Fred as a deep-lying midfielder.
Nevertheless, it was the identical outdated story for the 24-year-old, who was largely nameless throughout the primary half.
He was changed on the interval by Raphael Varane and won’t expect to function on a weekly foundation if he’s unable to enhance on his efficiency in opposition to Younger Boys within the close to future.
It stays to be seen whether or not Van de Beek will finally come good beneath Solskjaer, together with his struggles all through final season threatening to comply with him into the brand new marketing campaign based mostly on Tuesday’s exhibiting.
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Lingard stayed at United over the summer time as a way to battle for his place and has began comparatively nicely, scoring within the win over Newcastle lower than every week in the past.
Nevertheless, he was in the end accountable for the end in Switzerland, together with his dreadful go inadvertently slipping via Siebatcheu to attain the successful aim.
He bizarrely changed Ronaldo in United’s third change of the night with slightly below 20 minutes remaining, a call that turned out to be the ultimate nail within the coffin for the Purple Devils.
Lingard’s confidence shall be damage after making the most important error of the match and his total efficiency did little to justify a uncommon Premier League begin in opposition to West Ham on Sunday afternoon.