After a terrible start to their European Championship, the Red Devils came back from their visit to Bern without a single point.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer justified the replacement of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes in Manchester United’s game against Young Boys.
Manchester United were a tough favorite going into the game but fell in shock 2-1 Defeat at the home of the Swiss champion.
Ronaldo put his team on their forefoot within the first quarter of an hour, but Young Boys showed great fighting spirit until the end and turned the game around.
United played with 10 men for 90 minutes and after the hosts equalized in minute 66, Solskjaer brought on two of their best players – Ronaldo and Fernandes – and replaced them with Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic.
If the Norwegian coach’s decision wasn’t already questionable enough, Lingard made a sad pass near his goal that resulted in the opponent scoring the winning goal in the final moments of the game.
“The game had been over 70 minutes, it had been a lot, both on Saturday and today,” Solskjaer told the press when asked to explain the replacement of Ronaldo and Fernandes Sky Sports Shifts.
“The artificial turf also takes its toll and we wanted Nemanja’s experience to hold onto the ball and Jesse’s legs.
“Ronaldo is extraordinary … But we also have to take care of him and it was the right moment to take him off.”