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Marouane Fellaini was restored to the starting lineup against Young Boys .

Marouane Fellaini managed to lose his mascot in the tunnel before Man Utd v Young Boys

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Jose Mourinho was very bold in his team selection for Manchester United's Champions League tie against Young Boys.

United had been very poor in recent weeks and were coming off the back of a disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on the weekend.

So, Mourinho decided to ring the changes.

He decided to reshuffle the attack by bringing in Marcus Rashford instead of Romelu Lukaku, Phil Jones came in for the injured Victor Lindelof and Fred got his chance in midfield instead of Paul Pogba.

Marouane Fellaini was also restored to the starting lineup and he proved to be the hero on the night.

United struggled to create up front for the vast majority of the game and were finding it tough to break their opponents down.

Marcus Rashford missed guilt edge chances in either half and it looked as if the game would end 0-0.

But then Fellaini notched in the dying moments. He brought down a ball in the box and placed his shot in the bottom corner to give his side a vital three points.

But, while his match winner has been the major talking point, his actions in the tunnel before the game also gained the attention of football fans.

Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the winner

With the BT Sport cameras capturing the two teams as they were walking out, Fellaini could be seen looking around as if he had lost something.

And what had he lost? It turns out he had lost his mascot.

Every other player was walking around with a youngster; but not Fellaini.

Watch the moment below:

A host of football fans noticed it and it had them in stitches.

And a fan thinks they have spotted the unfortunate mascot, looking very out of place at the end of the clip.

That is gold.

Fellaini's goal meant that United sealed progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

However, there's an argument that his goal should not have stood at all.

Although unintentionally, the ball appeared to strike Fellaini's hand just before he pulled the trigger.

Marouane Fellaini hugs Jose Mourinho after his winner

But Fellaini was adamant after the game that it was not handball.

“I think it was the right moment to score a goal," he said, per Manchester Evening News. "The spirit was good, we played positive, I think that was the most important today.

“For me it was not a handball, if it hit my hand it was not on purpose.”

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Fred Rodrigues de Paula Santos
Victor Lindelof
Marcus Rashford
Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Romelu Lukaku
Phil Jones
Marouane Fellaini
Manchester United

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