Young Boys will come against Manchester United at the Stade de Suisse in Manchester in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Group Stage on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 12;45 PM (ET). Here, you will find the expected lineups of both teams that will appear in Group F Matchday 1 of the Champions League.
This will be both their third Champions League and overall meeting. At the moment, there are no favorites in head-to-head clashes, as both Young Boys of Switzerland and Manchester United of England have celebrated one victory each, and no matches have ended in a draw.
Their most recent match was played on November 27, 2018, when the Red Devils salvaged a late 1-0 win at home at Old Trafford in Manchester. It promises to be a more exciting clash as they meet for the first time since then, this time in the new UEFA Champions League 2021-2022 campaign.
Young Boys probable lineup
In addition to Lustenberger and Nsame, Joel Monteiro, Esteban Petignat, and Nico Maier will be sidelined due to injuries on Tuesday. There might be a place for Aebischer in midfield after his two goals against Zurich on Saturday, but there are anticipated to be a few changes from the weekend, with Mohamed Camara and Vincent Sierro in line to appear for the home side.
Against Ole Gunnar Solskajer's side, Young Boys are set to use a 4-4-2 system. In the final third, Meschack Elia and Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu, who have combined six goals in the Swiss Super League so far, are expected to play.
Young Boys possible starting XI:
Von Ballmoos; Hefti, Camara, Zesiger, Garcia; Fassnacht, Sierro, Aebischer, Ngamaleu; Elia, Siebatcheu.
Manchester United probable lineup
Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles will not be available for Manchester United, while Dean Henderson and Phil Jones are unlikely to play despite their recent difficulties. Even though Scott McTominay is back in the mix after groin surgery, it appears more probable that the Scotland International will be preserved for Saturday's game against rivals, West Ham.
Fred could be back in the middle, though, after missing the game against Newcastle owing to a FIFA punishment that was eventually removed. It's possible that Edinson Cavani may be able to recover from the injury that kept him out of Saturday's match against the Magpies, but Solskjaer may resist the urge to rest Ronaldo after his two-goal performance on Saturday.
To be fair, Solskjaer may decide that Jadon Sancho needs more time to adapt and shift Paul Pogba to left-wing instead of the Englishman, thus despite the fact that these games come in a short period of time, Solskjaer may stick with a pretty same team.
Manchester United possible starting XI:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo.