What Went Wrong HORRIBLY For Solskjaer | Tactical Analysis:
The players of Young Boys celebrated in front of their fans in a jumping Wankdorf Stadium. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been annoyed with the referee at the final whistle as David Wagner faced his crowd and roared in triumph.
Man United started the 2nd half with the correct shape but the lack of ball retention and courage made their shape regress and the Red Devils provided the width to Young Boys.
Solskjaer decided to remove Donny van de Beek & stopped Manchester United from pressing with aggressive intent in the 2nd half.
United's lacked the ability and calmness to maintain ball possession or to win the ball back earlier, this created a lot of pressure on the defensive line, in the end, they crumbled.
When Man United did try to counter, there was little to no support. This isolated Ronaldo for large parts, it also encouraged Young Boys to attack as they felt comfortable that Manchester United was holding on for a point only.
Manchester United this season have have only allowed on average 8.66 passes per defensive actions, in the second half against Young Boys this was as high as 55 PPDA!
The lack of press and aggression made Young Boys comfortable and confident, this coupled with the midfield's inability to hold the ball exhausted the shape and players which lead to the inevitable collapse!
The manager’s tactical decisions were not clearly understood and his substitutions were criminal. And poor Donny van de Beek, given a rare start, worked hard and performed like a man keen to impress. He came off at half-time for the reshuffle but this choice by Ole may come back to haunt him later in the season.News Now - Sport News