A much-changed Manchester United ended their Champions League group stage
campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Young Boys on Wednesday.
Ralf Rangnick was on a fact-finding mission as he changed his entire XI at Old
Mason Greenwood’s impressive volley opened the scoring with nine minutes on the
clock. Dean Henderson had dealt with the visitors’ hopeful attempts, but he could do
nothing to deny Fabian Rieder’s curling 20-yard strike before the break after Donny
van de Beek had given the ball away cheaply (42).
Chances were exchanged in a goalless second half, as United gave senior debuts to
35-year-old Tom Heaton and 18-year-olds Charlie Savage, son of Robbie Savage, and
Zidane Iqbal on a night where several fringe players given much-needed minutes.
United were already guaranteed top spot before the game, but the draw extends their
unbeaten run to five in all competitions, while Young Boys miss out on a Europa
League spot, finishing bottom of Group F.
United and Young Boys share the points, which leaves both sides where they started
the night – the Red Devils take top spot while the Swiss finish bottom.