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Ratings: David De Gea kept Manchester United in the game, Marouane Fellaini won the game; still too many players not performing to the required standards

Manchester United beat Young Boys 1-0 in what was a boring encounter at Old Trafford, once again. There were chances galore for United, also for the Swiss side. It took Marouane Fellaini to find the back of the net a minute into stoppage time for United to shithouse their way to victory. They are now into the round of 16 stage of the UEFA Champions League this season, with one game still to play. Youth incoming in Valencia?

It was a game with little to write home about, although I still managed to write more than 2,000 words in my match report. There were chances for both teams, more for United with neither side managing to pull anything out of the bag. Fred played well for United, at times, and should be utilised a little bit more, perhaps in place of Nemanja Matic, who is becoming a problem in this team. The midfield should be able to create things for the attacking players and with that happening sparsely, it needs to happen more.

Marouane Fellaini was a handful for Young Boys on more than one occasion with his shithousery coming through a minute into added time by finding the only goal of the game. Jose Mourinho’s response to Fellaini’s goal might be costly for him, as some will say he could have killed someone after he kicked a water bottle holder, spilling the contents before picking up the other and slamming it to the ground. If Jurgen Klopp can aggressively scream at a match official for it to be called passion, this can too.

Manchester United

1 David De Gea

Made a great save to deny the Young Boys from embarrassing United, even though they deserved it. The fact he's not signed a new contract is telling. Why would he want to stay at this menagerie of a club. Rotten from the top to the bottom. Kept United in the game at times, although they should have kept themselves in the game by scoring from the many chances that were created.

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25 Antonio Valencia

Back after two months and could be out again after coming off injured. Played well but he's not the player I see in this position for the long-term,. Diogo Dalot needs to be given an opportunity to carve his name into this team. Boy does this team need some new blood in it.

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Chris Smalling

The 29-year-old set up a good chance for Rashford in the first half, one of many for the striker to miss against the Young Boys. Defended well and tried to get forward himself on a few occasions.

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4 Phil Jones

Another comeback for Jones. Defended well and got forward on many of occasions. However, his final ball on the attack was poor, which suggests he should not be in this position, leaving it for a player who is more competent in going forward.

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23 Luke Shaw

The England left-back defended diligently throughout the game. Put a ball through for Rashford, which he should have scored from. he will be glad to be back in action after being suspended for the draw with Palace at the weekend.

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27 Marouane Fellaini

The Belgian played a more advanced role against the Young Boys. He was largely ineffective but found himself in some dangerous positions. Was the unlikely goalscorer in added time, saving United once again. He has been a let down but under Mourinho, a (slightly) different Fellaini has emerged.

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31 Nemanja Matic

Helped United in midfield, although his pace let him down, as it has done for the majority of this season with the Serbian not having a good game yet. Booked for a cynical foul, which was right, in my opinion. Needs to stand up more and push his teammates to do the same. Some seem to be hiding so far this season.

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17 Fred

The Brazilian had some good moments in the game and showed his ability with the ball. However, he was wasteful in possession and maybe did not do what he was expected to do. Was replaced by Pogba in the 65th minute of the match.

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14 Jesse Lingard

He and Rashford looked to be two of the best players in stages of the first half. He overhit a pass to Rashford when United hit on the counter. He was replaced by Lukaku in the 65th minute of the match. Might still be rusty after his layoff?

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10 Marcus Rashford

Missed chance after chance. Some say he should be the main striker at the club but this shows why he is not yet ready. You need luck as a striker and Rashford had none against Young Boys. He might need to create his own. Mourinho was incensed with his miss at the start of the match. His workmate was impressive though and he never gave up.

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9 Anthony Martial

The Frenchman, despite playing well, had little impact in this game. This is worrying considering how his faction celebrate his brilliance. They paint a picture of him which suggests he is the world's best player. No where near that feat right now.

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Substitutes

6 Paul Pogba

Replaced Fred 65'. Made an immediate impact when he replaced the Brazilian, sending a ball into the box, creating something for Rashford, who blazed his shot wide of the target. Should have started but probably needed to be rested ahead of a busy month for United.

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Romelu Lukaku

Replaced Lingard 65'. Missed a headed opportunity once again. Got a touch which became an assist for Fellaini's winner. Needs to up his game as each minute he plays is costly for United right now, despite the fact every forward player cannot score a goal at this moment.

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8 Juan Mata

Replaced Valencia 73'. Got involved in the game. Would have been a worthy starter but the rest will keep him fresh this month.

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Goals: Marouane Fellaini 90+1′

Assists: Romelu Lukaku 90+1′

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia (Mata 73′), Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Fred (Pogba 65′), Matic, Fellaini; Lingard (Lukaku 65′), Rashford, Martial

Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Bailly; Pereira, McTominay

Bookings: Nemanja Matic 23′, Antonio Valencia 72′

Report: Marouane Fellaini leads Manchester United to shithouse a victory over Young Boys at Old Trafford

Manchester United beat Young Boys 1-0 in what was a boring encounter at Old Trafford, once again. There were chances galore for United, also for the Swiss side. It took Marouane Fellaini to find the back of the net a minute into stoppage time for United to shithouse their way to victory. They are now into the round of 16 stage of the UEFA Champions League this season, with one game still to play. Youth incoming in Valencia?

United started well in their search for their first goal at Old Trafford in the Champions League this season. Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini linked up well in midfield with the Belgian getting behind the Young Boys defence, with the Swiss side able to clear the danger. Two minutes later, Fred whipped in a cross to Fellaini in the box, the Belgian midfielder passing to Anthony Martial, who was dispossessed after being crowded out. Jesse Lingard then gave away a free-kick for a foul.

In the fifth minute of the match, United had a great chance on goal after Lingard deflected a long ball from Luke Shaw into the path of Rashford, who edged forward and tried tip chip the goalkeeper, clearing the ball over the crossbar and onto the roof of the goal. A minute later, Fred unleashed a fierce left-footed drive which flashed over the crossbar. It was a positive start for United, who were in search of the early goal to get things running at the Theatre of Dreams.

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In the tenth minute of the match, after Young Boys had won a corner, Lingard gave away possession in midfield with the Swiss side breaking through. Phil Jones, making his first start for a period of time, made the interception to thwart the opposition, who could have opened the scoring. A minute later, Martial darted down the left into space, which was created by Shaw’s overlapping run but the Young Boys defence dealt well with the attack, thwarting United once again.

Young Boys had an opportunity in the 13th minute after Jean-Pierre Nsame had the ball played to him in United’s area. The forward was penalised for handball as he attempted to control the ball. A minute later, United had another chance to break the deadlock after Fred found Fellaini on the edge of the area, he then released Rashford in behind with a reverse pass with the England international having the option of squaring the ball to Lingard or going for goal. The effort was fired directly at the Young Boys goalkeeper.

In the 16th minute, Martial isolated Kevin Mbabu on the left as he made the run into danger. However, the Frenchman lacked the conviction to get his shot away. United started well in this game, as would be expected with the Swiss side clearly out of the competition with another match left to play. In the 20th minute, Shaw floated the ball in at the back post but Fellaini, who was in the box, was only able to direct his header off target.

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United then had another chance to create something after Shaw drove the ball into the Young Boys area but the offside flag was raised. It seems Martial may have been the player adjudged to have been offside but the replay revealed it to be an incorrect decision. The yellow card was raised in the 22nd minute after Shaw pulled someone back. However, it was Nemanja Matic who was booked not the England left-back, who could have been booked also.

United were really starting to bang on the door of the Young Boys, not that it was something to brag about, seeking an early goal, which was at the same time not forthcoming. A simple pass carved the Swiss side as Lingard used his pace on the right, looked to feed the ball into the way of Rashford. The pass was a bit too heavy and Rashford could not get onto the end of it, although he did chase it and try.

United then had another opportunity to put the ball into the back of the net after Chris Smalling played a sublime pass to Lingard, who used his instinct to lay the ball off to Rashford. The young English forward then got into a yard of space before unleashing his shot. The England international was inches wide of opening the scoring for United. The form of both Rashford and Lingard was looking lively this evening.

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In the 28th minute, Fred whipped a decent free-kick into the Young Boys area but Matic mistimed his run and was flagged for offside. There was a penalty claim for United on the half hour after Lingard picked up the ball on the edge of the area and got a shot away, which appeared to strike Steve von Bergen’s arm. The central defender was in close proximity, so the referee awarded a corner rather than a spot kick, which came to nothing for United.

In the 33rd minute of the match, Fred spun into space for United, floating the ball forward which released Martial. The Frenchman then squared Mohamed Ali Camara up before knocking it past him. The Young Boys central defender then stood his ground to prevent Martial from reaching the ball in his area. It was unfortunate for United, who needed to finish something to get the much-needed win this evening.

In the 36th minute, Miralem Sulejmani bundled his way into the final third before going to ground on the edge of the United area under the attention of Antonio Valencia. The referee waved him to his feet as United regained possession. Rashford then did brilliantly to get away from Loris Benito after receiving the ball from Smalling’s forward pass but he was isolated in attack and the Swiss side won back possession. There was then a brief pause in play after Von Bergen received some treatment.

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United had another chance in the 41st minute of the match after Rashford pounced on a loose ball, then led United on the counter, cutting the ball back for Fellaini. The Belgian midfielder was unable to take the shot, Fred then gathered the ball on the right, curling a left-footed shot towards goal, which was just wide of the target. United seemed to have all the chances in the first half, not actually gaining anything from them.

There were two minutes of time added to the end of the first half. Before this announced, Rashford had the ball in the Young Boys area, gaining group and unleashing a shot, which instead of being goal bound, went into the crowd in the East Stand. At the end of the half, Young Boys has a great opportunity to take the lead with what would have been a tap-in but they failed to take the chance they had been given. It was going to be another one of those team talks in the Old Trafford dressing room at half-time.

Young Boys made a change at the start of the second half with Von Bergen being replaced by Ulisses Garcia. The Swiss side has also changed formation, seemingly with a back five. United looked to start on the front foot as Rashford got into the Young Boys area, initially overrunning the ball by Mbabu’s attempt to usher it out of play backfired with Rashford keeping it in play, but his eagerness to win the ball back gave away a free-kick.

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In the 48th minute, another yellow card was given, this time for Camara after his late challenge on Martial. In the 50th minute, United played their way out from the back, relieving the pressure with Fellaini winning a free-kick on the halfway line. Two minutes later, Valencia won a free-kick from Garcia on the right. Fred took the set-piece, drilling it into the area but it was gathered comfortably by the Young Boys goalkeeper. A minute later, Valencia made a lunging tackle, avoiding a booking but giving a free-kick away.

Young Boys were close to scoring in the 54th minute after David De Gea gathered a long ball but the Swiss side then manager to recycle play as Mbabu got away from the four defenders and was able to fire a shot on goal, which hit the side netting. United would need to get something in this game, or take it to the final group stage match in Valencia next month, which would be a risk as they could still exit the group and fall into the UEFA Europa League this season.

In the 55th minute, Matic slipped a good low ball into Martial in the Young Boys area. The ball bobbled into the path of Rashford, who arrived late into the area, losing his footing and shooting wide of the near post. This seemed to be the way United were doing things right now. Creating chances only to miss them. A minute later, something similar happened with Martial shooting from the edge of the area, which was deflected into the air and the goalkeeper making a hash of it. The goal was gaping and Fellaini missed it.

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In the 61st minute, Benito was booked for a high foot in Rashford, in a way similar to what Nani was sent off for against Real Madrid a few years ago. Lingard missed an opportunity to score in the 63rd minute, after some great work but United to create the opportunity. Martial had a chance seconds later but his effort was still rising as it went over the crossbar. Jose Mourinho made a double substitution in the 65th minute with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku replacing Lingard and Fred.

Pogba made an immediate impression after he nearly yielded the opening goal in this game after he plucked a high ball down, drove forward into the area and played the ball into Rashford, who blazed his shot wide of the target. He is missing too many opportunities this evening, which is something to be concerned about. Rashford should be able to take a chance and get that on target, preferably into the back of the net.

Young Boys made a second substitution in the 66th minute with Sulejmani being replaced by Christian Fassnacht. In the 68th minute, the Swiss side won a corner, delivered by Djibril Sow, which was whipped into the United area with Matic and Pogba scrambling clear from danger. United had another chance in the 69th minute with Lukaku holding up play, spinning his marker before releasing Martial into space. The Frenchman took time to shoot and when he did, the Swiss side had the bodies to block it.

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De Gea had to make a save in the 70th minute with United on thin ice against the Champions League strugglers. A shot from the edge of the area took a deflection off Smalling and Mbabu and seemingly had beaten the Spanish number one. However, De Gea somehow managed to clear the ball, which was a yard behind him, off the goal line to spare United’s blushes. Mourinho made a third substitution with Valencia being replaced by Juan Mata in the 73rd minute.

In the 74th minute and clearly seeking a match winner, United had another chance after Fellaini delivered a great cross in from the right, which fell perfectly to Lukaku. The Belgian then headed wide from 12-yards, which seems to be the story of his career at United, especially this season. The number of chances United have had against the Swiss side really should have created at least one goal so far in this game.

The Young Boys had a chance in the 75th minute after Sow got down the left-wing, cutting the ball to Fassnacht on the edge of United’s area, with him having plenty of time to compose himself but his shot wide from 18-yards with United seemingly let off the hook once again. United started throwing more bodies in attack which left them susceptible on the counter, as they would find out. Nsame burst into the final third from a United attack, unable to get a shot away under the attention of Phil Jones and Smalling.

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In the 80th minute, still needed a goal to win this match, Pogba put a diagonal ball into the area, which was cushioned down into the path of Mata but the Spanish midfielder could not get a good shot with his volley sailing over the crossbar. Two minutes later, Jones found Pogba in space on the left and the Frenchman whipped in a great cross to the back post for Smalling to take but his header hit the side netting. So many chances created for United, nothing for them to brag about.

The Young Boys made their third and final change in the 83rd minute with Nsame being replaced by Moumi Nicolas Mgamaleu. Shaw got involved after Nsame took n age to get off the pitch, the player swiping for Shaw as he crossed the line. The referee then spoke to Shaw about the fracas. United were running out of time to get something from this game, which would be right considering their current predicament whereby football seems to be something alien to them.

The Young Boys had a late chance in the 87th minute, a heart in the mouth moment for United after Fassnacht led the counter, releasing Ngamaleu down the left. He then cut onto his right foot and curled a shot just wide of De Gea’s left-hand post. United were cutting it fine to get something from this game, which with Valencia trailing, would see them into the round of 16 stage this evening. Three minutes of added time remained for United.

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Marouane Fellaini put United ahead a minute into added time, plucking a long diagonal ball from Shaw into the box, fending off his man and putting the ball into the bottom corner, seemingly using his hand to control the ball. United managed to shithouse a victory in the dying minutes with Fellaini getting the victory. Mourinho then kicked a bottle holder, spilling the contents before picking up another and smashing it to the floor. There will be some who will say he could have killed someone. Snowflakes.

Goals: Marouane Fellaini 90+1′

Assists: Romelu Lukaku 90+1′

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia (Mata 73′), Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Fred (Pogba 65′), Matic, Fellaini; Lingard (Lukaku 65′), Rashford, Martial

Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Bailly; Pereira, McTominay

Bookings: Nemanja Matic 23′, Antonio Valencia 72′

Confirmed Starting XI: Lingard, Rashford and Martial lead the line against Young Boys; Lukaku on the bench

Manchester United return to UEFA Champions League action following their boring 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday. United currently sit in second place in their group, needing a win to remain in with a chance of a place in the round of 16 of the competition. Valencia will face Juventus, so a defeat for the Spanish team will give United hope of avoiding the UEFA Europa League this season.

Jose Mourinho and his side are in the firing line again as the way United have performed this season is just not good enough, especially when you factor in the amount this team is paid each week. When you compare this team to Manchester United Women, who have only been together as a team since the summer, you see the problems that Mourinho and his side face as this team is anything but United. The women fit the profile of a Manchester United team, their male counterparts do not.

Crystal Palace is a team that United should have been all over and scoring goals for fun. That was once what happened and with the London side not taking a point in the Premier League in Manchester for more than two decades, that also helps you register just how far Manchester United have fallen nearly six years after Sir Alex Ferguson retired. I am unsure if Mourinho and his team can turn this around. There are so many players who are incapable at the club and there seems to be no way of getting rid of them.

Manchester United:

De Gea;

Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Shaw;

Fred, Matic, Fellaini;

Lingard, Rashford, Martial

Substitutes:

Romero; Bailly; Pogba, Mata, Pereira, McTominay; Lukaku

Teamwork. This is what every team needs. Manchester United have none right now. There is no desire, not determination, no hunger and no reason for them to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. These players are multi-millionaires, they won’t get docked any wages, they are able to do what they want and some have already out-stayed a number of different managers already with little or no repercussion.

When a team is not motivated to work as a team, there is no team. Manchester United have spectacularly fallen from grace in nearly six years. Gone are the days when success meant everything. Right now, success, which United have experienced minimally in six years, has been seen as an ego boost for players and the hierarchy of the club, who have seemingly used that success to bring in sponsors. The money train must keep rolling.

If these players cared about anything to do with Manchester United, even if they had lost faith in the manager, fighting for the fans would be something that should be done, rather than put in lame performance after lame performance. These players do not respect the supporters as a whole as they are serving up the same rubbish game after game. How this United team managed three wins on the bounce a few weeks back is something that cannot be explained.

Starting XI Prediction: A change of formation and allowing freedom of expression could benefit Manchester United!

Manchester United will be back in action in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening at Old Trafford. A chance to get back to winning ways after that gutless performance against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. United need to rethink their approach to games as nothing seems to be working for them. Post-Sir Alex Ferguson, lots of money has been spent by the club and seemingly wasted. There is nothing to build on right now and the players will need to start playing for their careers.

United sit second in the group and in with a good chance of reaching the round of 16 stage of the competition. Not that they would be in with a change of getting much further if things continue to go the way they are heading. Juventus face Valencia and a win for the Italian team will give United some space and if they win this match, they will be in a great position. There are many possible outcomes but United will control their destiny with two victories. Which may seem impossible right now.

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Goalkeeper: David De Gea

David De Gea is the best choice to face Young Boys, although Jose Mourinho may rest the Spanish number one in order for Sergio Romeo or Lee Grant to make an appearance, which could be a gamble or the best bit of management Mourinho has done recently. De Gea would be my first choice as there are matches coming up that he could be rested in. He was not really tested at the weekend but Young Boys, who have their pride to play for, could test him or one of his counterparts.

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Defence: Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw

United’s defence has kept a clean sheet, albeit against Palace at the weekend. There will need to be some changes to this team following the injury to Victor Lindelof, who aside of a miracle, will be out for this game and at least a few more. Ashley Young might benefit from a rest which may give Diogo Dalot a chance to carve his place in this team. Luke Shaw, who was suspended at the weekend is expected to start again. Eric Bailly has been confirmed as a started by Mourinho with Chris Smalling probably his defensive partner.

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Midfield: Fred, Andreas Pereira, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba

The midfield is slow and sluggish right now and there is little creativity. Nemanja Matic has had a run of poor performances and needs to be benched in order to work harder to regain his place in the team. The midfield would benefit from the likes of Ander Herrera, Andreas Pereira and Fred right now. The mixture of experience, creativity and pace could work wonders, which could help Paul Pogba connect the midfield to the attack, which will lose width in the team, not that United play with much as it is.

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Forwards: Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial

Romelu Lukaku needs to be benched until he can offer something to the team. Right now, that is not looking all that likely. Mourinho would benefit from adjusting his formation, giving players that freedom of expression, allowing the defensive shackles to come off. The defence can win you titles, but if you have no attack to score the goals, there is little point in defending 0-0 draws. Allowing Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial to play up top together could be a partnership that could fire United out of their predicament. Maybe.

Preview: Attack, attack, attack. Manchester United need to find the confidence to score goals again…

Manchester United -v- Young Boys

UEFA Champions League

Old Trafford, Manchester

Tuesday 27 November 2018; KO 20:00 GMT

Referee: Felix Brych

Manchester United return to UEFA Champions League action following their boring 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday. United currently sit in second place in their group, needing a win to remain in with a chance of a place in the round of 16 of the competition. Valencia will face Juventus, so a defeat for the Spanish team will give United hope of avoiding the UEFA Europa League this season.

Jose Mourinho and his side are in the firing line again as the way United have performed this season is just not good enough, especially when you factor in the amount this team is paid each week. When you compare this team to Manchester United Women, who have only been together as a team since the summer, you see the problems that Mourinho and his side face as this team is anything but United. The women fit the profile of a Manchester United team, their male counterparts do not.

Crystal Palace is a team that United should have been all over and scoring goals for fun. That was once what happened and with the London side not taking a point in the Premier League in Manchester for more than two decades, that also helps you register just how far Manchester United have fallen nearly six years after Sir Alex Ferguson retired. I am unsure if Mourinho and his team can turn this around. There are so many players who are incapable at the club and there seems to be no way of getting rid of them.

Pre-Match Thoughts: Anything less than a competent victory over Young Boys will be a bad result for Manchester United

Teamwork. This is what every team needs. Manchester United have none right now. There is no desire, not determination, no hunger and no reason for them to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. These players are multi-millionaires, they won’t get docked any wages, they are able to do what they want and some have already out-stayed a number of different managers already with little or no repercussion.

When a team is not motivated to work as a team, there is no team. Manchester United have spectacularly fallen from grace in nearly six years. Gone are the days when success meant everything. Right now, success, which United have experienced minimally in six years, has been seen as an ego boost for players and the hierarchy of the club, who have seemingly used that success to bring in sponsors. The money train must keep rolling.

If these players cared about anything to do with Manchester United, even if they had lost faith in the manager, fighting for the fans would be something that should be done, rather than put in lame performance after lame performance. These players do not respect the supporters as a whole as they are serving up the same rubbish game after game. How this United team managed three wins on the bounce a few weeks back is something that cannot be explained.

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Team News: Victor Lindelof rocked by injury which may keep him out for some time, which is a massive shame

It would appear that Victor Lindelof is out of this match after seemingly suffering from a hamstring injury in the dying minutes of the 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Swedish international stayed on the pitch and tried to continue, dispossessing a Palace player whilst holding his leg just before the whistle blew. This was admirable from the player who has seen his stock rise in recent weeks after some good performances. Jose Mourinho, when asked if Lindelof was injured, said:

“I believe so. I have to believe so. I always say that this is the period of the injuries. When they are not injured in the national team, they come to the clubs and they are injured in the clubs and he played against Russia three days ago or two days ago and, of course, we need him and he played and he was probably the best player of the team. He was a brave guy, probably punishing himself, who knows, for how long he will be out, but a fantastic example.”

Eric Bailly will have an opportunity to get back into the team against Young Boys, as confirmed by the manager, which will be good for the Ivorian who has seldom played this season. Whether he partners Chris Smalling or one of Marcos Rojo or Phil Jones remains to be seen. Rotation is key heading into this busy period, especially with a player of Lindelof’s calibre on the sidelines. No other players are currently on the sidelines with Diogo Dalot recovering from his latest injury during the international break.

Predicted Starting XI: Saturday’s result shows that changes in this squad are needed for results to be gained in this season of abject failure

Manchester United cannot rely on Romelu Lukaku’s goal drought to end anytime soon. The Belgian just has not got what it takes to get in the right frame of mind and get firing again. For a £75 million initial outlay, not scoring a goal in 923 minutes is something of a worry right now but the least of them for Mourinho and his team. The system United use is not working. The football is dire, there is little attacking which achieves anything and goals are a rare opportunity.

The midfield is slow and uncreative. Whilst more attacking players than defensive players faced Palace, it did very little. The midfield needs to be full of players who are able to express themselves, use their pace and mind to their advantage and get United firing again. It seems to be the same old story for United right now. We have seen this under David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and now Mourinho. Playing two forwards in a central position would be helpful for this team. An attacking outlet and going all out attack will benefit.

Match Prediction: A win for Manchester United is expected but that is the least of their problems right now

I predicted that United would beat Palace by four goals on Saturday. I let my heart overrule my head. United beat the Swiss side 3-0 earlier in the season, but that was a long time ago. My head rules now and I think United will win but I would be surprised with more than one goal right now. United created nothing much against Palace and after them not winning in six matches and shipping ten goals, I would have expected more.

The Young Boys seemingly out of the competition and with an uphill take to reach the Europa League, it would seem they have nothing other than pride to play for, which is something that United could learn from. There is no pride, passion, determination or leadership from United right now, at least in this team. The women’s team are showing them up massively and that must be something of an embarrassment when you factor how long the women have been together as a team.

Manchester United 1-0 Young Boys

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