Team news and stats ahead of Young Boys vs Man Utd in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday; kick off at 5:55 p.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in Manchester United’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League opener against Young Boys in Switzerland.
After scoring twice on his second debut in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Newcastle, the 36-year-old was included in the 22-man squad for Tuesday’s game in Bern.
Edinson Cavani is again missing an unspecified strain and Dean Henderson is absent as he continues his recovery from Covid-19.
How to follow
Follow live updates on SkySports.com and the Sky Sports app from 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday; kick off at 5:55 p.m. Also follow the second half and the reaction of Gillette Soccer Special live on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm.
- Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo could equal the all-time UEFA Champions League record in this game, tying with Iker Casillas in 177 appearances. Ronaldo is already the top scorer with 134 goals, including 15 in his first stint at Man Utd between 2003 and 2009.
- The Young Boys have lost their previous two UEFA European games to Manchester United, losing two group stage matches in the 2018-19 season.
- Manchester United have won 50% of their UEFA Champions League games against Swiss opponents (W4 D2 L2), with each game taking place in the group stage against Basel (W2 D2 L2) or Young Boys (W2).
- In all European competitions, Young Boys have won only one of their eight matches against England (D1 L6), winning 3-2 against Spurs in the UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs. in August 2010 under Vladimir Petković – they lost the return leg. 4-0 and came out 6-3 in total.
- The Young Boys have made previous appearances in the UEFA Champions League, finishing last in the group stage standings in 2018-19. Their first game of this campaign was at home against Manchester United, losing 3-0.
- Manchester United have lost their first game in just one of their last 21 UEFA Champions League campaigns (13 v., 7 n.), Losing 2-1 to PSV in the 2015-16 season under the direction of Louis van Gaal.