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Manchester United take on Young Boys

Manchester United are currently locking horns with Young Boys in Switzerland in the opening game of the Champions League group stage. Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Red Devils the lead following a beautiful pass from Bruno Fernandes, played with the outside of his right foot into the star man’s path.

Ronaldo scores the first goal of the Champions League season 😤 @brfootball

(via @CBSSportsGolazo) pic.twitter.com/qSv9Ct9HP8

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 14, 2021

However, much of the focus in the first half an hour was on Jadon Sancho, who once again started on the right-hand-side of the Red Devils attack. Having failed to produce a goal or assist in his opening four appearances in the Premier League following his big money move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, it was surely hoped that this game would have sparked something in him.

Unfortunately for the Manchester United faithful, it seemed to do the complete opposite. Sancho seemed extremely low on confidence and on a completely different wavelength to his teammates. This was made worse 36 minutes in, when Aaron Wan Bissaka was sent off for a high challenge, which saw Sancho hooked in order to send on a replacement right-back.

Manchester United fans react to the substitution

As expected, Manchester United fans have taken to social media to express their anger at the substitution, with most questioning why it had to be the new signing, who needed more time to get up to speed, that had to be hooked:

What Sancho didn’t need after really struggling for the opening 37 minutes was to get hooked because his teammate put in a very sloppy, red card challenge…

Give him time guys!

— Dougie Critchley (@DougieCritchley) September 14, 2021

I feel bad for Jadon Sancho man…

— Devils of United 🔰 (@DevilsOfUnited) September 14, 2021

I feel for Sancho ffs why did we have to take him off, his confidence is gonna be low now…

— Leo (@utdleo_) September 14, 2021

Not good for Sancho’s confidence on top of being poor but Welcome to Manchester United. The lights are bright.

— Kam #8🏁 (@Culturecams) September 14, 2021

Nah he should have moved Pogba back and hooked Donny or Fred. Not going to help Sancho, that.

— Jordan (@FourFourJordan) September 14, 2021

Why they sub my mans sancho off 😐🙁 pic.twitter.com/klweLrup1P

— Ice 🥶 (@ic3mvvn) September 14, 2021

wtf did he take sancho off tho , why not take fred off then put pogba into cm 😔

— Kian 🇾🇪 (@KianUnited18) September 14, 2021

Bro why Sancho he needed it for his confidence man

— Jadon Sancho’s wife ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 (@kiannahunt13) September 14, 2021

Will this set Sancho back further?

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