According to the most recent Football League of Deloitte, a club that is still the fourth-richest globally continues to bask in the glory of three European Cup victories.
Cristiano Ronaldo has wasted no time demonstrating how important he will be to Manchester United. Still, the Old Trafford club’s shock Champions League defeat to Young Boys in Bern on Tuesday served as a reminder that they haven’t been a major player at this level in a long time.
The visitors go early at the Wankdorf Stadium, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s third goal in two games since his return to United. Still, Aaron Wan-dismissal Bissaka’s shortly before halftime swung the Group F opener.
Young Boys, the Swiss champions whose most notable European Cup performance was a run to the semi-finals in 1959, took advantage of their extra man as Cameroon’s Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu equalized in the 66th minute.
After latching onto Jesse Lingard’s misjudged back-pass, USA forward Jordan Siebatcheu won it deep in injury time.
The side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already on the back foot, with Young Boys the weakest team in a group, including Atalanta and Villarreal. They lost United in the Europa League final last season.
“You’ll need 10 to 12 points. It would help if you won both your home and away games. We missed out on a chance to get three points, but we have two games at home coming up, “According to Solskjaer.
United finished third last season despite winning their opening two games in a challenging group against Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.
Indeed, it has been a decade since United was a serious contender in the Champions League, something they are eager to rectify this season.
United has won two knockout ties in the competition since losing to Barcelona in the 2011 final, one against Olympiakos and one against PSG in Solskjaer’s reign.
According to Deloitte’s most recent Football Money League, a club that is still the fourth-richest in the world continues to bask in the glory of three European Cup victories.
Since 2013, there hasn’t been a Premier League title. Still, Ronaldo’s arrival is expected to help them reclaim the title, and the Portuguese legend believes United is a better bet than Juventus to win a sixth Champions League medal.
He made his 177th appearance in the tournament, equaling the record established by Iker Casillas.
His goal in the 13th minute, which put the visitors ahead, was his 135th in the Champions League, putting him 15 goals ahead of old rival Lionel Messi in the all-time scoring charts.
Fans wearing red United shirts with Ronaldo’s name and number seven on the back were spotted all over the ground in Bern, where West Germany defeated Hungary in the 1954 World Cup final.
They saw him score, and he thought he should have had a penalty when he went down under pressure from Mohamed Ali Camara early in the second half.
Nothing was given, and Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were substituted in the 72nd minute, with Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard replacing them.