Lingard gifts Young Boys late winner against 10-man Manchester United
A famous victory for Young Boys, who snatched this game with virtually the last kick, and deservedly so. In the fifth minute of injury time, the substitute Jordan Siebatcheu picked up the ball from Jesse Lingard’s inexplicable error, held his nerve and tucked the ball past David de Gea to ignite wild celebrations in this grand old Swiss stadium. For Manchester United, depleted and distracted, this was a reminder that for all the shiny new talent on display, some familiar old failings remain.
And people thought the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo would make things more simple. In the end it was anything but, as Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s 10-man United lost their way against theoretically the weakest side in their group. After an early goal from Who Else?, you would have got pretty long odds on United playing out a good portion of the second half with a mystified Lingard as their lone striker. But the red card given to Aaron Wan-Bissaka towards the end of the first half changed the game, leading Solskjær down a puzzling road of substitutions and tactical shifts that often looked as though they were confounding his own players.