In the 2021-22 Champions League group stage, Manchester United will look to get off to a winning start when they face Young Boys in Switzerland on Tuesday night. While Young Boys are coming off a 4-0 win over Zurich in the Swiss Super League, the Red Devils are coming off a 4-1 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday. Here is our expert guess on Young Boys vs Manchester United football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Champions League match of the season.
Only five players will be absent for Young Boys as they welcome Manchester United for the Champions League.
The players ruled out for the match are Fabian Lustenberger, Jean-Pierre Nsame, Esteban Petignat, Joel Monteiro, and Nico Mainer.
The presence of both Scott McTominay and Edinson Cavani is dubious, though the former may be able to play against West Ham on Sunday.
Players that will be absent for Manchester United are Marcus Rashford, Alex Telles, Dean Henderson, and Phil Jones.
Fred did not play in Saturday’s 4-1 victory, but he is expected to return.
In the Swiss Super League season, Young Boys have made a strong start, collecting eight points from five games. United also scored four goals over the weekend defeated Newcastle with a 3-0 win.
Manchester United should come away with all three points on Tuesday night given the disparity in talent between the two teams. We expect the home side to score on Tuesday, but we believe the Red Devils will be too strong on the other end, so a 3-1 away win is possible.
Young Boys possible starting lineup:
Von Ballmoos; Hefti, Camara, Zesiger, Garcia; Fassnacht, Sierro, Aebischer, Ngamaleu; Elia, Siebatcheu
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo
Our Prediction: Young Boys 1-3 Manchester United