Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unhappy with the referee decisions as Manchester United lost their Champions League opener against Young Boys. Solskjaer and team went down to Switzerland to face Young Boys and hoping for a win they were handed disappointed. And the list of disappointed as per Solskjaer includes two bad decisions by the referee and one heavy mistake by Jesse Lingard.
Manchester United started the game well by seeing more ball in their feet, while Young Boys kept on counter-attacking. However, United got the lead as Cristiano Ronaldo scored between the legs of Young Boys goalkeeper. Going on with the game both teams were leveled in terms of counter-attacks and possession.
But all the things changed for Solskjaer and United after a red card was shown to right-back Aaron Wan Bissaka. The game was in the 35th minute as Bissaka had a heavy touch in the ball and going to retrieve it he tackled C Martins Pereira. Following which the referee showed a straight red card to the English man and United was down to 10 men.
The red devils managed to get into halftime with a 1-0 win but they looked pale playing with 10 men. Starting off the second half, Ronaldo had a great chance to get the scoreline 2-0 in the 52 minutes. However, before he could do so he was pushed inside the penalty box, and appealing for a penalty the referee didn’t seem interested. Moving on Young Boys scored the equalizer in the 66th minute.
With the game looking to be a draw, Young Boys were given a golden chance to win as Jesse Lingard miss passed in the United half. Grabbing the opportunity Theoson Siebatcheu scored the winner for Young Boys in the last-minute injury time.
And talking about those two-referee decisions involving Ronaldo and Bissaka, Solskjaer blamed that for United loss. The Norwegian coach believes that Bissaka should have been given a warning with a yellow card. While Ronaldo should have been awarded a penalty after he was clearly pushed from behind inside the box.
Solskjaer talks about learning from mistakes as Manchester United lose their Champions League opener
As red devils lost their Champions League opener against Young Boys, Solskjaer highlights his mistakes to learn from them. The Norwegian coach made two big mistakes following which he is receiving backlash from the United fans.
First, subbing of Bruno Fernandez in the second half leading to less creativity in the upfront for the United side. Second, subbing of Cristiano Ronaldo who seemed to be the main threat in the upfront for red devils. Following these mistakes, Solskjaer will think wise from next time, it is his own words. While he also talked about more discipline following Aaron Wan Bissaka’s red card in the first half.
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