Manchester United began the new Champions League campaign on a disappointing note after they were beaten by Swiss champions Young Boys in their Group F opener thanks to the late goal from American striker Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu.The hosts were able to make their numerical advantage count via a 2-1 win on a historic night.
Cristiano Ronaldo was a big signing for Manchester United just before the transfer window ended at the end of last month as the clubmanaged to secure his return after several years. The Portuguese international moved back to Manchester United twelve (12) years after leaving the club for Spanish team Real Madrid for a big transfer fee in 2009. He left the Red Devils after six years to join Real Madrid.
Ronaldo won the Champions League title during his first spell at the club and he was able to mark his second Champions League debutfor Manchester United with the first goal of the Group F opener against Young Boys on Tuesday.The all-time Champions League topscorer made it three goals in two games on his returnas he finished off the fantastic pass from compatriot Bruno Fernandes on 13 minutes. Ronaldo was able tomark the occasion of his 177th Champions League game with a goal. He moved level with retired Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas at the top of the list of players with the most appearances in the competition.
Manchester United werecruising with their slender lead until a bad challenge from Aaron Wan-Bissakaearned the English right-back a red card with ten minutes left in the first half. The Red Devils were reduced to ten men as a result of the red card to the ex-Crystal Palace player. Young Boys would go on to make the numerical advantage count with the equaliser from Cameroon winger MoumiNgamaleujust before the midway point of the second half before the winning goal from the aforementioned Siebatcheu in the fifth minute of added time.
In the other Group F game, hosts Villarreal and Atalanta shared a four-goal thriller. Europa League holders Villarreal and their Italian guests settled for a 2-2 draw.