Manchester United fell to a shocking defeat at the hands of BSC Young Boys in their first match of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 campaign on Tuesday. It was indeed a setback and fans were angry, not only because they lost. But also due to the fact that some wrong decisions were made and head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was once again in the line of fire. The Norwegian’s tactics has often been questioned by fans and pundits alike in the past, especially with Manchester United’s failure to win a trophy in the last four years. On Tuesday, they had a perfect opportunity to present their case as a Champions League 2021-22 contender with a win over Young Boys. And the narrative seemed to follow that script. Cristiano Ronaldo, starting for the Red Devils, latched on to a wonderful pass from Bruno Fernandes and scored the opener from close range. Cristiano Ronaldo Matches Lionel Messi, Iker Casillas’ Champions League Records Against Young Boys
But that was it for United in the match. Right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka saw a red card for a tough challenge and United, being reduced to 10 men, conceded two goals from the home side and ended up losing the match. Post the defeat, fans called out Ole on Twitter, questioning his decision to take off Ronaldo with his side needing a goal to win. Soon, #OleOut started trending on Twitter with several users calling for the club to hire either Zinedine Zidane or Antonio Conte in place of Ole.
See some of the reactions below:
— kobby hip hop (@_fromkobby) September 14, 2021
— RajUTD 🇳🇵 (@DDG_LUHG) September 14, 2021
‘Both Conte and Zidane are available’
— Lewis🏴☔️ (@LewisUtd___) September 14, 2021
This Ronaldinho gif doesn’t get old!
— sheldon (@youngshelly_) September 14, 2021
— The Number One (@24caratigboboy) September 14, 2021
This picture has gone viral!
— Amit Mavar (@amit_mavar) September 14, 2021
Ronaldo really looked unhappy here..
— Zai ** (@ZaiUtd) September 14, 2021
With defensive manager
400 mill investment
Best manager since SAF
— Miroslav (@_Khagan_) September 14, 2021
‘I’m on my way’
— ᴴ (@OleCunt) September 14, 2021
‘Ronaldo teaching Ole some tactics’
— Omar Ayash (@OmrrAyash) September 14, 2021
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