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Manchester Utd vs BSC Young Boys: Match preview and predicted line-ups | UEFA Champions League 2018-19

The last time the two clubs met, United ran out winners 0-3 in Bern
The last time the two clubs met, United ran out winners 0-3 in Bern
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Modified 27 Nov 2018, 12:45 IST
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Manchester United take on Swiss club, Young Boys, at Old Trafford in a UEFA Champions League Group H match on Tuesday. The last time the two clubs met, United ran out winners 0-3 in Bern, thanks to a Paul Pogba masterclass. This game will give United the chance to go to the top of the table, provided Juventus lose to Valencia.

If Juventus even draw to Valencia, they will remain at the top of the table. Young Boys are at the bottom of the group with just the one point, and they will look to go away from Manchester with some more in their kitty.


United look favourites on paper

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho's United look stronger on paper

Although Manchester United are not quite playing their best ever football in the Premier League, they have held their own in the Champions League. They come into this game on the back of a goalless draw to Crystal Palace at home on Saturday, and United will be hoping to get all three points against Young Boys on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils will miss the services of Victor Lindelof who is out with injury, and so is Marcos Rojo. This will give manager Jose Mourinho a selection headache and it will be interesting to see who he starts at centre-back alongside Chris Smalling. He does not have a lot of options at his disposal, with Eric Bailly out of favour and Phil Jones out of form.

United will bank on Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba to give them a good start to the game. Forward Romelu Lukaku too will be hoping to get a few Champions League goals under his belt.

Predicted line-up

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De Gea - Shaw, Smalling, Bailly, Young - Fellaini, Pogba, Mata - Martial, Lukaku, Sanchez.


Young Boys will come to Old Trafford optimistic

Swiss number one club Young Boys will come to Old Trafford on Tuesday with the hope of getting at least one point from their encounter with Manchester United.

They hosted the Red Devils in the previous fixture which they however lost 0-3. Young Boys come into this game on the back of a 1-0 victory over Lugano, and a 3-2 win over St Gallen.

Young Boys could hold their own
Young Boys could hold their own

They will be banking on their #7, Miralem Sulejmani, to give them some goals against United. Also lining up in the attacking third will be Roger Assale and Jeane Pierre Nsame.

Although United look favourites on paper, Young Boys could hold their own and challenge their hosts away from home.

Predicted line-up

Von Ballmoos - Benito, Von Bergen, Lauper, Mbabu - Sulejmani, Sanogo, Sow, Fassnacht - Assale, Nsame.

Published 27 Nov 2018, 12:45 IST
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