Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to defeat after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced him for Man Utd

Manchester United seemed to want to keep a point against Young Boys thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener, but Jesse Lingard’s mistake proved costly

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Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to quickly forget Manchester United’s disappointing loss to Young Boys after being substituted against the Swiss side.

The 36-year-old’s strong start since joining the Red Devils continued as he scored two goals in his first three games with a clinical opener.

But it’s as good as it has been for United as Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off in the first half which turned the game upside down.

Moumi Ngamaleu equalized for the hosts by beating Raphael Varane at the near post with a smart kick in front of David de Gea.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to Manchester United’s loss to Young Boys



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The Red Devils looked like they wanted to hold onto a point as pressure from the Young Boys mounted, but Jesse Lingard’s costly mistake gave the home side all three points.

The soft back pass from the midfielder to De Gea was caught by Jordan Siebatche who shot it past the Spain goalkeeper to get all three points.

Old Trafford loyalists were furious that Ronaldo was substituted in the second half as United would lose the game.

But the 36-year-old is already looking forward to the next game at West Ham this weekend as he reacted to the sickening defeat in Switzerland.

He said on Instagram: “It wasn’t the result we wanted, but now it’s time to recover well and focus on the next game!”

Solskjaer has revealed that he has always planned to take Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes out to give them some rest after the weekend’s win over Newcastle United.

He said: “The match lasted about 70 minutes, they [Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes] had run a lot on Saturday and today.

“Artificial turf is also taking off, and we wanted Nemanja [Matic’s] experience to keep the ball and Jesse’s legs. “

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