Champions League

Twitter reacts as Man Utd crash to shock Champions League defeat

Jamie Spencer
Man Utd played more than half of the game in Switzerland with 10 players
Man Utd played more than half of the game in Switzerland with 10 players / Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Manchester United were beaten by Young Boys in stoppage time in their opening Champions League game of the season, a bitter pill to swallow after Cristiano Ronaldo had given the visitors an early lead at the Wankdorf Stadium in Switzerland’s capital.

But the game hinged on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s dismissal in the first half, with Young Boys making their man advantage count, getting back on level terms and ultimately sealing a comeback win when Jesse Lingard inadvertently gifted Jordan Siebatcheu a 95th minute winner.

It was particularly disappointing for United as it had all started so well...

However, it swiftly went downhill from there - Wan Bissaka's red card followed by an equaliser and that awful late mistake from Lingard.

Inevitably, that led to some mocking Lingard - who has only just won his place back in United's squad...

There was some support for Lingard, though - with messages of support helping to balance out the unnecessary negativity towards his error.

The whole night was summed up in two emotions - ecstasy and agony...

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