The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date: Wednesday, December 08 2021
Kickoff Time: 2000 Hrs GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Champions League form guide
Manchester United: LWWDW
BSC Young Boys: WLLLD
BSC Young Boys 2—1 Manchester United
Manchester United 1—0 BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys 0—3 Manchester United
Manchester United wins: 2
BSC Young Boys wins: 1
Paul Pogba, Raphaël Varane and Edinson Cavani ruled out. Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard doubtful.
BSC Young Boys
Jean-Pierre Nsame, Joel Monteiro, Cédric Zesiger, Esteban Petignat, David von Ballmoos, Christian Fassnacht, Ulisses García and Fabian Rieder ruled out.
Know the opposition
Berner Sport Club Young Boys, commonly known as Young Boys of Bern or Young Boys, nicknamed Die Gelb-Schwarzen (Yellow and Blacks) and abbreviated to YB, is a Swiss sports club based in the capital city Bern. One of the most successful club in the nations, Young Boys have won 15 Swiss league championships and 6 Swiss Cups, and in 1957, they were named the Swiss team of the year. Young Boys is also one of the most successful Swiss football clubs internationally, and reached the semi-finals of the European Cup in the 1958–59 season.
The club was founded on 14 March 1898 after a game of football with the Basel Old Boys Association playing against FC Bern as Fussballclub Young Boys by brothers Max and Oscar Schwab, Hermann Bauer and Franz Kehrli — who were studying at the University of Bern. The slightly older FC Bern submitted an offer to the YB leadership to provide grounds, changing rooms, and equipment if these students would play as a team affiliated with FCB with Young Boys still retaining their own leadership and statutes. In 1925, the association's name was changed from FC Young Boys to Berner Sport Club Young Boys. This year was also the last game on the old Spitalacker-platz as in October, the new Wankdorf Stadium by the architects Scherler & Berger was opened with a tournament. It was attended by the Old Boys from Basel, Servette Geneva, and the Young Boys.
Young Boys enjoyed their most successful period between 1957 and 1960 under German coach Albert Sing, when it won the title four times in a row and reached the semi-final of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup (now the Champions League). Young Boys's biggest rivals are FC Thun, FC Basel 1893, FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich. They play their home games at Stade de Suisse Wankdorf.