Man Utd fans fume as Cristiano Ronaldo is taken off after 71-minutes to play Jesse Lingard as false 9 in ‘bizarre’ call
MANCHESTER UNITED fans fumed as Cristiano Ronaldo was subbed off in the 71st minute in tonight’s 2-1 defeat towards Young Boys.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer changed the legendary ahead with Jesse Lingard in order to tighten up after conceding an equaliser.
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’ towards Newcastle.
However, United’s night 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 finally conceding an equaliser as Young Boys dominated possession.
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Solskjaer then determined to make one other change by eradicating Ronaldo for Lingard in the 71st minute.
However, it meant United misplaced any focus in the ultimate third.
And they continued to battle on the backfoot for the final 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 additionally noticed Bruno Fernandes hauled off for Nemanja Matic.
One tweeted: “Ronaldo out, Lingard in. Ole masterclass.
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Another stated: “Ronaldo hooked for Lingard, I’m howling.”
One famous: “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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