Manchester United conceded a dramatic stoppage-time goal as they lost to Young Boys despite their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo scoring inside the first half and helping them take a 1-0 lead. The match was Ronaldo's Champions League return for United and he did not disappoint as far as scoring goals are concerned but the eventual result wouldn't be something the team or the star forward would be pleased with.
United had to play for almost an hour with 10 men after Aaron Wan-Bissaka's dangerous challenge on Christopher Martins earned him a straight red card. Despite that, United looked set to hang at least one point from the match as Cameroon winger Moumi Ngamaleu had equalised early in the second half and the match had gone to the last minute of the stoppage time with the score 1-1.
However, a howler from Jesse Lingard, who tried to back pass the ball but gave it away to Young Boys' Theoson Siebatcheu who made no mistakes whatsoever and netted a winner for them, snatching a point from the Red Devils and making the eventual result 2-1 in favour of the Young Boys.
Check out the video of Lingard's howler here:
Post the winning goal, the home fans celebrated wildly as the visiting manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to reflect on a performance that saw United attempting just two shots both of them from Ronaldo. This is also the fewest shots United have recorded in any of their 138 Champions League matches since 2003-04.
However, United will now have to quickly forget the defeat as they will host Villarreal in their next Group F game on September 29 in a repeat of last season's Europa League final.
Fans were understandably upset from United's performance as #OleOut began to trend on Twitter.
"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer really is holding Manchester United back," one fan said. "If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was managing any other big team, he’d be fired with this performance," another wrote.
“We need to talk about saying goodbye to Lingard and Solskjaer,” another user wrote.
"This Solskjaer experiment won't work, the sooner we accept this, the better we can deal with nights like this," yet another social media user added.