How Manchester United could line up against Young Boys

Heather Diaz
September 20, 2018

It was an away match in the Champions League, but the Portuguese teenager played his part very well.

Luke Shaw has described Paul Pogba as "one of the best midfielders in the world" after his two-goal display in Manchester United's 3-0 Champions League win over Young Boys. In addition to United, Group H also includes Italian champions Juventus and the very talented Valencia of La Liga in Spain.

Martial extended the lead in the 66th minute, with Pogba setting him up on the left wing for the easy finish to the counter-attack, and Romelu Lukaku almost made it four in the 93rd minute but was ruled offside.

"Valencia is the only man who needs protecting from this situation".

"So, we have (Romelu) Lukaku, Rashford, (Juan) Mata, Alexis (Sanchez), (Anthony) Martial and they can not play all together". Dalot had under 600 competitive minutes of senior football under his belt prior to the game. He looked assured in possession, unsafe going forward and composed in defence.

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"Rashford will learn about other positions when he plays in them which is good for his development but long term I think he'll be a number nine like Thierry Henry".

The Manchester United midfielder then doubled his - and his team's - tally for the night with a cool penalty before Anthony Martial bagged a third.

The 19-year-old looked particularly good going forward; one burst down in the first half saw him shrug off a challenge that nearly sent a Young Boys defender hurtling over the advertising boards. In-form striker Romelu Lukaku, who scored a hat-trick against BSC Young Boys three years ago for Everton, will spearhead the attack for Manchester United. Martial was good with the ball, trying to create something and being pretty direct with his dribbles.

Manchester United get their Champions League campaign underway this evening when they visit Switzerland to take on group stage debutants Young Boys. They might snatch a point somewhere, but only if the teams are too precarious. They made plenty of shots, but with a poor defence against much stronger sides, that is far from enough.

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