Top spot is assured for Manchester United as they go into their final Champions League Group F game, at home to Young Boys. United are top with 10 points and Young Boys bottom with six. The only loss Manchester United suffered in this group was against Young Boys; they are in much better shape now and with a new manager in charge. A lot has changed for United, and they’ve avoided defeat in the last four matches. They’ve won three of the four matches and kept two clean sheets. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored three times in those four matches, and he heads to this game on a fine run in the Champions League. In each of their five matches in this competition this season, he has scored. He has six goals in the Champions League this season. United will be glad to host this game, having won four of their last five Champions League games at home.
Young Boys still have something to play for; they can secure a Europa League slot at the expense of Atalanta but that is dependent on Atalanta losing at home to Villarreal. Young Boys spurned their chance in the last game, conceding a late goal to draw 3-3 with Atalanta. That result ended their hopes for the knockout stages. They don’t have a good run ahead of this game; they’ve won just two of their last 10 games, and lost six. They have no win in those 10 matches and ahead of this they will need to fix their defence, if they wish to get anything at Old Trafford. In seven of their last 10 matches the Swiss side has conceded two or more goals. They’ve however failed to score in just two of the 10 matches. In five away matches in the Champions League, Young Boys have failed to score and head here with two straight away losses in the competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of United’s Champions League games this season. He goes to this game on a fine run as well and the team is generally on better confidence levels than was the case five games ago. We are backing the Portuguese forward to score any time here.