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16 Quickfire Conclusions As United Comfortably See Off Young Boys

Manchester United kicked off their Champions League campaign with a comfortable 0-3 victory over Swiss side Young Boys in Berne on Wednesday evening.

A first-half brace by captain Paul Pogba, followed by a well-deserved second-half goal from Anthony Martial meant that United avoided a potential banana skin in their European opener.

Hot off the heels of victory let’s take a look at 16 quickfire conclusions from Manchester United’s 0-3 Champions League victory over Young Boys.


1) After a shaky start to the season, three away wins on the spin suggests this United team finally seem to all be on the same page.

2) Young Boys looked like they could be a potential banana skin early on, but United did well to control the game.

3) Debuting right-back Diego Dalot looks like a quality addition to the Manchester United defence.

4) Paul Pogba has the ability to step-up when Manchester United really need him.

5) His penalty run-up looks strange, but it is extremely effective.

6) Young Boys’ Kevin Mbabu could certainly be a player to watch this Champions League season.

7) Newcastle probably should have held onto Kevin Mbabu.

8) Anthony Martial played as if he had a point to prove.

9) He took his goal excellently and has given Mourinho something to think about ahead of the Wolves game.

10) Marcus Rashford, however, looked quiet when given an opportunity.

11) Luke Shaw looked fit and put in another confident performance.

12) He is quickly becoming one of the most important members of the United defence.

13) Young Boys showed enough in the first half to prove that they may cause teams in this group trouble.

14) Whether you like him or hate him, Marouane Fellaini is still an incredibly effective asset.

15) Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof seem to be forming a solid partnership at the heart of the Manchester United defence.

16) Jose Mourinho will be extremely pleased with an away clean sheet in Europe.

Author: Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here

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