Yesterday was the club’s first Champion’s league match of the season and they ended up losing to Young Boys 2-1 away from home. The only goal coming from Cristiano Ronaldo and a Red card awarded to Wan Bissaka. Here are a few things you should know about the match:
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals was the first in champions league matches for this season and also his 135th champions league goal.
Manchester United have lost six of their 10 UEFA Champions League matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjær (W4) – as many as they lost in 20 games in the competition under Louis van Gaal and José Mourinho combined (W10 D4 L6).
Young Boys are the 36th different team Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against in the UEFA Champions League, with no player scoring against more (also Lionel Messi on 36).
Cristiano Ronaldo makes his 177th UEFA Champions League appearance, equalling Iker Casillas as the player the with the most appearances in the competition’s history.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the first Manchester United player to be shown a straight red card in a UEFA Champions League match since Nani against Real Madrid in March 2013.
Solskjaer on AWB red card: “That’s a little bit the astroturf, Aaron gets a touch that’s too far and he gets the ball but he follows through. It’s hard to argue against the referee but then he didn’t go through his ankle, he hit him on the top of his foot.”
Manchester United didn’t have a shot after the 25th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo on IG: “Wasn’t the result we wanted, but now it’s time to recover well and focus on the next game!👏🏽👊🏽” #MUFC
Luke Shaw: “Their first goal was a bit lucky. The second goal was a mistake. But mistakes happen and we learn from them. It doesn’t define our group, there’s still lots of games to go so we have to forget about this one and focus on what’s to come.”
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