Man Utd fans fume as Cristiano Ronaldo is taken off after 71-minutes to play Jesse Lingard as false 9 in ‘bizarre’ call

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MANCHESTER UNITED fans fumed as Cristiano Ronaldo was subbed off in the 71st minute in tonight’s 2-1 defeat in the course of Young Boys.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer modified the legendary ahead with Jesse Lingard in order to tighten up after conceding an equaliser.

Man Utd fans fumed as Cristiano Ronaldo was subbed off in the course of Young Boys for Jesse LingardCredit: AFP

But fans weren’t proud of the choice, saying it was ‘bizarre’ to swap striker Ronaldo and play midfielder Lingard as a false 9.

Ronaldo made his second United begin since returning to the membership on deadline day in tonight’s Champions League group stage sport.

And the icon acquired off to a flyer when he put his facet forward in the thirteenth minute – having scored twice on Saturday’s ‘debut’ in the course of Newcastle.

However, United’s night time time time took a flip when Aaron Wan-Bissaka obtained a straight purple card in the primary half.

Jadon Sancho was hauled off, earlier than Donny van de Beek was subbed on the break in order for Solskjaer to play a 5-3-1.

The defensive shift didn’t work although, with United lastly conceding an equaliser as Young Boys dominated possession.

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Solskjaer then determined to make one completely different change by eradicating Ronaldo for Lingard in the 71st minute.

However, it meant United misplaced any focus in the ultimate phrase third.

And they continued to battle on the backfoot for the last word 20 minutes.

Things then went from unhealthy to worse as Lingard made a mistake in the dying seconds, permitting Young Boys to rating a winner.

Fans actually weren’t proud of Solskjaer’s weird tactical swap, which furthermore noticed Bruno Fernandes hauled off for Nemanja Matic.

One tweeted: “Ronaldo out, Lingard in. Ole masterclass.


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Another mentioned: “Ronaldo hooked for Lingard, I’m howling.”

One well-known: “Matic on for Bruno is good, but Lingard for Ronaldo is bizarre.”

Another added: “We need a goal so Ole takes off Ronaldo for Lingard…”

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